Fornasetti.comC’est la revolution! The naiveté of Marianne, child of the French Revolution, inspired a new Fornasetti decor. Her stern stare will capture the hearts of French conoisseurs, in view of the upcoming exposition.
On the occasion of the Milan Art Week, Anj Smith reinterpreted some of Fornasetti’s icons.The painterly contribution by the English artist includes a trumeau-bureau, and the famed vases and plates from the ‘Tema e Variazioni’ series in a harmonious exchange with the masterpieces from the Milanese house-turned-museum. The exhibition “Anj Smith. The mountain of the Muse” will be open to the public from April 3 to May 12, 2019
The Fornasetti Store on corso Matteotti is hosting an artist’s showcase exclusively for Milan Art Week. Carlo Dell’Acqua, who, like Fornasetti, has succumbed to and has become obsessed with Lina Cavalieri’s face, has manipulated it and pieced it back together in his “S/oggetti parziali” installation, which can be viewed until April 14, 2019.
Fornasetti presents the new rugs collection at the Milan Design Week 2019. The variety of decorations fully expresses the colors, the geometries and the encyclopedic richness of the visual language of the Atelier.Each rug is made following the ancient technique of hand tufting. The collection will be presented at the Fornasetti Store in Corso Venezia (corner of via Senato), which will be open during the following hours:
from Monday 8 to Saturday 13 April from 10am to 8.30pm Sunday 14 April from 10am to 8pm
Barnaba Fornasetti talks about the legacy handed down by his father and about the Fornasetti aesthetic vision for his speech delivered at “Fabrica Circus 24x7x365”. “Fabrica Circus 24 × 7 × 365” is a project created by Luciano Benetton and Oliviero Toscani as an opportunity to discuss contemporary topics. The program includes a series of conferences, workshops and exhibitions on a cyclical basis throughout the year.
Barnaba Fornasetti will be a guest at “Studio in Triennale” tomorrow at 11.30. This one-day event organized by the Studio magazine features panel discussions, speeches and one-to-one meetings focusing on current issues, culture and innovation. The panel discussion “Milan and the beauty industry, the Fornasetti case and the narrative of the city where industry and creativity meet” will take place at the Salone d'Onore at La Triennale in Milan. Stefano Micelli (essayist and professor at Ca ‘Foscari University) and Maria Vittoria Capitanucci (professor at Politecnico di Milano) will also be guest speakers along with Barnaba Fornasetti. In addition, to celebrate his 30 years of artistic direction, the cover of the 37th issue of Studio, dedicated to Barnaba Fornasetti, will be presented during “Studio in Triennale”.
Featured in this issue is an exclusive interview by Federico Sarica, director of Studio. Photo credits: Jonathan Frantini