Bulgari and Fornasetti have joined forces to create the first interior décor of the New Curiosity Shop, the temple of creativity that the historic Rome-based company is opening to celebrate the art of wonder. The new space, which opened its doors on 7 December 2017 alongside the historic shop in Via dei Condotti, houses some of the most iconic and representative pieces of Fornasetti’s output. The hand-lacquered wooden furniture, magic mirrors and porcelain and gold dishes on an astronomical theme are striking in their irony and their touch of madness, and are perfectly in tune with this unique and original space.
FORNASETTI PRESENTS THE SPECIAL EDITION BOX SET “IL DISSOLUTO PUNITO OSSIA IL DON GIOVANNI”
26 January 2018
presents the special edition box set “Il dissoluto punito ossia il Don Giovanni”
composed of three CDs and one DVD.
The recording reproduces the version of W.A. Mozart’s famous opera brought to the stage by Fornasetti, which resurrected its original soundscape. The Silete Venti! orchestra, directed by Simone Toni and composed of thirty musicians playing period instruments, brings out the original creative potency of the work. The DVD includes an exclusive video with footage of the performance and backstage scenes, as well as interviews with Barnaba Fornasetti and the exceptional team of artists who collaborated on the opera.
The special edition box set, edited by Warner Classics, will be officially presented on February 6th at Feltrinelli (Piazza Piemonte in Milan) at 6.30 pm.
You can purchase it here
Practical Quotes. Fornasetti at Palazzo Altemps
16 December 2017
The exhibition “Practical Quotes. Fornasetti at Palazzo Altemps is opening today. An ironic juxtaposition of more
than 800 objects and designs from the Fornasetti Archive and the permanent
collection of ancient art of the Museo Nazionale Romano hosted at Palazzo
BARNABA FORNASETTI’S INTERVIEW ON OCCASION OF THE MAD VISIONARIES! AWARD
09 November 2017
On occasion of the award given by MAD - Museum of Arts and Design in New York, Barnaba Fornasetti opens the doors of the historical family house to illustrate the first collaboration with his father Piero and unveils the only secret of Fornasetti: imagination.
Video: Chiara Clemente
Music: “Verde pallido” by Barnaba Fornasetti and Roberto Coppolecchia
Barnaba Fornasetti receives the MAD
Visionaries! Award in New York
08 November 2017
Barnaba Fornasetti receives the MAD Visionaries! Award given by the Museum of Arts and Design of New York that for over twenty years has celebrated leaders and luminaries who stand out for innovation, excellence and creativity in the field of arts and design.
Photo Credit: Jenna Bascom