Cleto Munari

Jewelry-making industrialist, collector, patron, Cleto Munari was born in Gorizia in 1930 and lives in Vicenza. From the early 70s to the present day, he has dedicated himself to designing collections of precious objects, created in collaboration with the great masters of 20th century and contemporary design: from furnishings to ceramics, from cutlery to clocks and jewels, his refined pieces are part of the permanent collections of the most prestigious museums in the world, such as the MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It all began when, after a career at Fiat in Milan, Cleto Munari came into contact with the design field thanks to his meeting with Carlo Scarpa in 1973, who became his teacher. Shortly after, Cleto founded Cleto Munari, a company that forged projects in collaboration with eminent designers such as Gio Ponti, Ettore Sottsass, Vico Magistretti, and Achille Castiglioni.

Meet the designers

Gio Ponti

Piero Fornasetti

Fratelli Castiglioni

Joe Colombo

Nanda Vigo

Ettore Sottsass

Marco Zanuso

Luigi Caccia Dominioni

Ico Parisi

Charles & Ray Eames

Gae Aulenti

Pietro Chiesa

Vico Magistretti

Giotto Stoppino

Tobia Scarpa

Carlo Nason

Marcello Cuneo

Vittorio Dassi

Paolo Buffa

Max Ingrand

Gastone Rinaldi

Pia Guidetti Crippa

Gaetano Pesce

Richard Sapper

Ingo Maurer

Gabriella Crespi

Paul McCobb

Paul Tuttle

Nendo

Alvaro Siza

Carl Jacob Jucker

Ernesto Basile

Sergio Mazza

Osvaldo Borsani

Oscar Torlasco

Le Corbusier

Willy Rizzo

Gaetano Sciolari

Carlo De Carli

Angelo Lelli

Gino Sarfatti

Marcel Breuer

Carlo Scarpa

Massimo & Lella Vignelli

Aldo Tura

Verner Panton

Guglielmo Ulrich

Franco Albini

Angelo Mangiarotti

Enzo Mari

Tito Agnoli

Eero Saarinen

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Alessandro Mendini

Cleto Munari

Carlo Mollino