Lombardy’s rock carvings
The carvings at Valcamonica, which inspired Munari and team, are part of one of the largest collections of prehistoric petroglyphs on the planet. The site, which includes more than 140,000 figures and symbols inscribed over 8,000 years, depicts scenes of war, hunting, magic and agriculture, as well as the Camunian Rose. It was award UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979, making it the first site in Italy to be recognised by the body, even before Pompei and the historic centre of Rome.
La Tigre – not to be confused with the early-noughties electroclash band Le Tigre – are Milan-based designers Luisa Milani and Walter Molteni. Their love of abstract geometric forms and their Memphis Group-inspired palette has won many fans in UK clients, not least designer Matt Willey, who enlisted the duo to update The Independent’s famous eagle logo and create pictograms for the recently redesigned RIBA Journal. Other clients include The Guardian, The New York Times and Wired.