Vittorio Bruno

Born in Nuoro (Italy) in 1977, Vittorio Bruno completed his scientific secondary school diploma and then enrolled in industrial design at the Polytechnic University of Milan.

Metal Working

As part of the Erasmus programme, he spent nine months at the ESAD College of Art and Design in Mathosinhos, Portugal. After receiving his bachelor’s degree he began working with various architectural, graphic design and industrial design firms. In 2002 he completed his master’s degree, specialising in lighting design.

Back in Nuoro he joined his father Tonino, a third-generation blacksmith, and his brother Andrea, a graduate from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, in an innovative new business enterprise for the development of new projects and the restoration of vintage artisanal works in line with tradition.

Together they established BAM–Bottega Artigiana Metalli, an atelier focused on the potential for new directions in craft production. Here metal is not seen as just a structural element, but is adapted and explored in all its material and tactile possibilities in art, craft and design. From one-off pieces to small production series, from interior design to lighting design, BAM provides craftsmen and designers to develop complex and personalised projects and solutions.

Awards and Honours

  • 2011
    XXII ADI Compasso d’oro Award.
    Domo-Illisso Project for “The critical reinterpretation of the role of crafts in a specific context”.