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.
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
The new ‘Coromandel’ collection of furniture
and accessories, a tribute to the themes inspired by nature and exoticism, will
be launched tonight at the Fornasetti Store.
The “Coromandel” decoration was
first designed by Piero Fornasetti in the 1950s for a project in collaboration
with Gio Ponti and has been revived today in the capsule collection by Barnaba
Fornasetti, where the particualar briliance of colors, all traditionally
hand-painted on silver leaf, stands out. The collection features a desk, a lamp, a
chest of drawers, a magazine rack, a chair, trays of different shapes and sizes
and a unique piece signed by Barnaba Fornasetti himself, in a creative
reinterpretation of the theme.
The tradition of Piatti Calendario, started by Piero Fornasetti in 1968, is now in its 52nd edition.
The image chosen by Barnaba Fornasetti for 2019 is a dreamlike landscape. From the iconic Fornasetti clouds comes a shower of keys: the allegory of an ideal world, a wish for openness and freedom.
Hand painted on gold and platinum ceramics, the plate comes in a limited edition of 700 pieces.
“Tutto Ponti. Gio Ponti Archi-Designer ”, the retrospective dedicated to the eclectic designer opens to the public today at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD) on rue de Rivoli in Paris.
Among the five hundred pieces selected by the curatorial team are also the chair and the desk designed in the early 1950s by the famous architect and decorated by Piero Fornasetti with the “Farfalle” motif. Piero Fornasetti and Gio Ponti had a strong bond of friendship that led them to a close collaboration: they met during the Milan Triennale in 1933 and it was Ponti himself who first recognized Piero’s talent and to whom the architect entrusted several decorative works such as Palazzo del Bo in Padua and the Sanremo Casino.