Fornasetti celebrates its icon by dedicating her an artist's book. Made entirely by hand, it contains the first 100 illustrations from the "Tema e Variazioni" series by Piero Fornasetti. The original brass matrices, engraved using the vintage technique of etching, have been printed on cotton paper using a chalcographic press. The result is a unique book in a limited edition.
Fornasetti has decided to work with experts who represent the epitome of Italian craftsmanship. The classic etching process was "corrupted" and rewritten through a combination of manual and digital processing. The handmade binding, is made using the “long stitch” technique, a method employed since the High Middle Age. The text has been printed in letterpress. to deliver a distinctively rich tactile experience on each page.
This is a unique volume, where each cover, made from fine fabric, bears the original brass matrix used to print one of the variations featured in the book. The volume itself is encased in a leather and velvet clamshell; its larger format proves to be the perfect frame to hold the graphic detail in its original form.
EACH BOOK IS NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY BARNABA FORNASETTI