Saturday, October 3, 2009


A celebration of Piero Fornasetti...

An amazing visionary inspiration from Milan. My wife Mina introduced me to his works. I immediately fell in love with his, and his son's amazing art for life. Below is their story...

Piero Fornasetti was a Milan painter, a sculptor, an interior decorator, an engraver of art books, a creator of more that 11,000 items, a deviser of sceneries and customs, an organizer of international exhibitions and events. As far as the variety of decorations is concerned, Fornasetti’s production of objects and furniture is one of the largest of the 20th century.The lesson deriving from his oeuvre is the rigour with a strong imagination and an elegant and mystical sense of humour. Fornasetti’s son, Barnaba, is perpetuating the workshop tradition, continuing the production and reviving the most popular pieces, creating new ones, renewing hand crafted production, in collaboration with industries which manufacture under license. A collection of new products was born like this: from fashion accessories such as ties, scarves, waistcoats, umbrellas, to hold house articles such as china, furniture, lamps, fabrics, linen, radiators, tiles and many other items spreading joy into our everyday life so full of minimalist and “expiatory purism”.

Read his biography here...Fornasetti

Milan, Italia




Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Fornasetti IS's interesting to see his work like this!

the NEO-traditionalist said...

He was such a genius! Love your informative, educational post. Not to mention all the lovely design eye candy!
XX Kate