Bruno Monguzzi, Switzerland

AGI member since 1979

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After studying graphic design in Geneva, typography, photography and gestalt psychology in London, he began his career at Studio Boggeri, Milan (1961). Moved to Montreal (1965) to design nine pavilions for Expo 67. Back in Milan (1968), he reconnected with Antonio Boggeri and collaborated on an independent basis till the closing of the studio in the early ‘80s. In the early ‘70s, with Anna, Boggeri’s daughter, he settled in the secluded town of Meride and began his long teaching career, first in Lugano and later around the world. In Milan he began his association with Roberto Sambonet on exhibition design projects. In 1981 Bruno was the curator and designer of the Studio Boggeri retrospective at the Milan Triennale. In 1983, in association with Visuel Design Jean Widmer, he won the competition for the signage system and identity for the Musée d’Orsay, Paris. In 1986-91 he was art consultant for Abitare magazine. In 1987–2004 he was the sole designer for Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano.

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    Bruno Monguzzi, Switzerland (1979)

    After studying graphic design in Geneva, typography, photography and gestalt psychology in London, he began his career at Studio Boggeri, Milan (1961). Moved to Montreal (1965) to design nine pavilions for Expo 67....

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    Bruno Monguzzi, Switzerland (1979)

      After studying graphic design in Geneva, typography, photography and gestalt psychology in London, he began his career at Studio Boggeri, Milan (1961). Moved to Montreal (1965) to design nine pavilions for Expo 67. Back in Milan (1968), he reconnected with Antonio Boggeri and collaborated on an independent basis till the closing of the studio in the early ‘80s. In the early ‘70s, with Anna, Boggeri’s daughter, he settled in the secluded town of Meride and began his long teaching career, first in Lugano and later around the world. In Milan he began his association with Roberto Sambonet on exhibition design projects. In 1981 Bruno was the curator and designer of the Studio Boggeri retrospective at the Milan Triennale. In 1983, in association with Visuel Design Jean Widmer, he won the competition for the signage system and identity for the Musée d’Orsay, Paris. In 1986-91 he was art consultant for Abitare magazine. In 1987–2004 he was the sole designer for Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano.

      Awards

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      • 1971

      Premio Bodoni
      • 1990

      Gold Medal, NY ADC
      • 2000

      Yusaku Kamekura Award and Gold Medal, Toyama Poster Triennial
      • 2003

      Royal Designer for Industry