Set of Bruno Munari for Danese Rosewood Rubber Mail Stamps
Set of five rosewood and rubber mail stamps by Bruno Munari for Danese, Italy, c.1960s. Bruno Munari was an Italian graphic artist and industrial designer who created a large collection of office products and lighting for Danese and other Italian design brands. These are an especially rare design by him as they are made of rosewood and not aluminum or other metals that he commonly worked with.
There was a period of time when everyone had an “Air Mail” stamp in their office for those important documents they had to send overseas. However, rare was the occasion that this stamp had a rosewood handle to hold on to. This set of 5 stamps,”Personal”, “Air Mail”,”Express”, “Printed Matter” and “Registered” all feature the oft coveted significant and stunning rosewood as their handle. Expensive and luxurious, chances are these were custom made for a very important business person and could be used today or would be equally as welcome as a collection on a shelf or in a curio cabinet.
Marked on rear of each stamp [DANESE MILANO - MADE IN ITALY]
Express: 2.75" width x 3" depth x .75" height
Personal: 1.5" width x 3" depth x 1.5" height
Air Mail: 1.75" width x 3" depth x 1.75" height
Registered: 1.25" width x 3" depth x 1.75" height
Printed Matter: 1.5" width x 3" depth x 1.25" height
Excellent vintage condition; professionally cleaned.