BAM, Bottega Artigiana Metalli, is an innovative project that different from the conventional concepts of art, craft and design. BAM, also the sound of a hammer hitting the anvil, is the name of this contemporary craft workshop that promotes an original way to interpret manual processing, according to the stylistic research and design connected to high-quality manufacture. Specialized in artistic manufacturing of wrought iron, copper, brass and steel, the company was founded by Tonino Bruno, a third-generation artisan, with his sons Vittorio and Andrea. Victor graduated at the Politecnico di Milano and Andrea at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. The lucky set of competences, skills and expertise of the Bruno family is expressed in the original and distinctive activities they carry out and their multi-faceted production, inspired by local traditions, far from conventional. BAM Design is made by designers who work with their hands and artisans who do what their hands suggest.
BAM productions have the uncanny ability to fill the space with the a great visual effect, due to their material surfaces and scenic innovative processes, in a balanced approach to formal solutions. The "Animali sonanti" collection is a popular series of objects-sculptures that involve multiple senses. They combine form and function to create coat hooks, containers, light systems, seats, tables and equipment. Items to last over time.
Bottega Artigiana Metalli believes that craft and design complement each other. With experience in the field of industrial design and business, tje careful planning stage goes hand in hand with technical experimentation, honed traditional skills, and the most advanced equipment for metal processing. In its current and future projects, BAM tries to become a reference point for different local craft skills of our territory: not only metal but also wood and cork, ceramics, textiles, weaving, leather and glass.
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