C’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.


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Fornasetti and the music of Don Giovanni in Rome

05 March 2018

On 6 March 2018, the exhibition “Citazioni Pratiche. Fornasetti a Palazzo Altemps” (Practical Quotes. Fornasetti at Palazzo Altemps) will be complemented by an event entitled “Fornasetti and the music of Don Giovanni”, the original story of the lyric opera produced by Fornasetti, which will take place in the theatre of Palazzo Altemps.
Barnaba Fornasetti and the conductor Simone Toni will introduce the soprano Raffaella Milanesi, who will sing a selection of arias from Don Giovanni, accompanied by the fortepianist Roberta Ferrari.
Entry is free while places last, and it will be possible to visit the exhibition free of charge at the same time.

Bulgari and Fornasetti for the inaugural interior décor of the New Curiosity Shop

02 February 2018

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.


26 January 2018

Fornasetti 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 Altemps.


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

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