THE NEW FORNASETTI AT HARRODS
opens its new boutique in the historic department store on Brompton Road, London.
Harrods, in the Luxury Home section of the renovated Interiors Department on
the third floor, seventy square metres of surface narrate the visual universe
of the Italian atelier in a broad and representative way, through a studied
selection of objects.
special occasion Fornasetti has created the “Queen Lina” wall plate,
a new variation in the iconic “Tema e Variazioni” series, available exclusively
at Harrods and Fornasetti, Milan. Inspired by the British punk movement, the
design of the plate combines the famous Fornasetti icon of the female face with
symbols of Britain from different eras.
Third Floor, Home & Furniture dept.
87-135 Brompton Road
Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7XL
18 October 2019
FORNASETTI PRESENTA: S/OGGETTI PARZIALI BY CARLO DELL’ACQUA
“Fornasetti Presenta” is the new multi-purpose art space jointly created by Barnaba Fornasetti, artistic director of the atelier, and Valeria Manzi, the co-curator of cultural projects. A space where Fornasetti’s world mingles with other art forms.
The project, which started earlier this year with the collaboration with the British artist Anj Smith, is set to continue with the “S/Oggetti parziali” by Carlo Dell’Acqua.
Invited to work with some of Fornasetti’s most iconic pieces, Dell’Acqua has readily accepted the challenge by focusing on the symbol of the atelier’s creativity: the face of Lina Cavalieri. The artist has manipulated, torn to pieces, annihilated and then reassembled Fornasetti porcelains, giving new life to the face of the famous soprano. The entire series of works will be displayed for the first time ever.
by Carlo Dell’Acqua
from 25 September to 16 November 2019
Opening 24 September 2019, 6.30pm
Corso Venezia 21/A (corner via Senato)
23 September 2019
THE QUIRINAL PALACE HOUSES TWO ICONIC FORNASETTI FURNITURE ITEMS
Two iconic pieces of Fornasetti furniture will enrich the residence of the President of the Italian Republic, on the occasion of the “Quirinale Contemporaneo” project.
From 5 July, the Trumeau “Architettura” and the Curved Table “Libri” will permanently embellish the rooms of the Palazzo, together with other 20th century works of art and design.
The collection, created on the initiative of the President of the Republic, aims to be representative of Italian genius and excellence in the artistic and design spheres.
In particular, the Curved Table “Libri” has been selected for Sergio Mattarella’s personal study in the Palazzina del Fuga.
Photo Courtesy Quirinale
01 July 2019
THE NEW FORNASETTI EXHIBITION IN SWEDEN
From 14 June 2019 to 26 January 2020 Artipelag, the international art museum and multi-purpose space in the outskirts of Stockholm, will host the exhibition “Fornasetti Inside Out Outside In”.
It is the fruit of a collaboration between Artipelag and the Milanese atelier. Curated by Barnaba Fornasetti, Jessica Höglund, Valeria Manzi and Bo Nilsson, it develops a dialogue with the architecture of the museum that narrates the figure of Piero Fornasetti in all his complexity, revealing his many faces and encompassing his entire output, from paintings to drawings, from graphic art to furniture, from design objects to installations, right up to the contemporary work of Barnaba Fornasetti, the atelier’s current artistic director.The title “Inside Out Outside In” refers to a dual journey: the journey that begins in Fornasetti’s imagination and transports his creativity onto everyday objects (“Inside Out”), and the unbounded journey into the dream world of the Milanese atelier that its creations manage to inspire in the viewer (“Outside In”).
14 June 2019