PRESENTS THE NEW EDITION OF THE PIATTO CALENDARIO
Piatto Calendario is a tradition dating back to 1967, when Piero Fornasetti
designed the first limited-edition New Year plate to be given as a Christmas
gift to friends and devoted customers.
Fornasetti dedicates its annual Piatto Calendario to
Ludwig van Beethoven and his Third Symphony, the Eroica,
more than any of his works, symbolises freedom.
The symphony was initially composed for Napoleon, a symbolic figure of the values expressed in the composition. Those values were
betrayed in the subsequent conduct of the French general, so much to force
Beethoven to delete the dedication from the manuscript.
Hand painted on gold and platinum ceramics, the plate
comes in a limited edition of 700 pieces.
06 December 2019
BARNABA FORNASETTI’S UNIQUE PIECE FOR THE
‘ELLE DECOR NOT FOR SALE AUCTION’
ELLE DECOR invited Barnaba Fornasetti to design a unique piece for the ‘ELLE DECOR not for sale auction’, the special charity event in collaboration with Christie’s and powered by Charitybuzz.
In the 'Mani’ Magic table the central convex mirror creates a dreamlike atmosphere with a certain talismanic quality. The iconic Fornasetti 'Mani’ decor is applied by hand on a new emerald background.
Money raised from the sale of the Fornasetti table will be donated to the non-profit organisation CBM Italia Onlus.
The 'ELLE DECOR Not for Sale auction’ includes ten unique pieces made by ten artists and designers.
You can find more information and take part to the auction until 3:30pm (EST time) of Friday 13 December on Charitybuzz website.
05 December 2019
FORNASETTI PRESENTA: A DIALOGUE AROUND WOMEN’S SILENCE
To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Fornasetti hosts a dialogue around women’s silence
on Monday 25 November in its Milanese store in Corso Venezia.
A journey into that “muting”, imposed and suffered, described through the words of: Nicoletta Polla-Mattiot, journalist at IlSole 24 Ore and author of the book “FEMMINILE SINGOLARE. Perché le donne devono fare silenzio” (SINGULAR FEMININE. Why women must be silent), and Stefano Raimondi, poet and author of “SOLTANTO VIVE. 59 monologhi” (JUST ALIVE. 59 monologues), Mimesis publications.
Raffaella Calandra, journalist at Radio 24, will have a discussion with the authors.
The initiative is part of “Fornasetti presenta” series, a project the Milanese atelier devotes to dialogue between diverse forms of artistic expression, from literature to performance, from poetry to visual arts, from music to design.
A DIALOGUE AROUND WOMEN’S SILENCE
Monday 25th november, 7.00pm
Corso Venezia 21/A (corner via Senato)
19 November 2019
FORNASETTI CELEBRATES THE OPENING OF THE NEW STORE WITH THE QUEEN LINA WALL PLATE
“Queen Lina” is the new decor from the Tema e Variazioni series, designed by Fornasetti to celebrate the opening of the London store at Harrods.
In this variation, the face of the famous soprano engages with symbols of England from various eras.
The design is featured on a porcelain plate and on a decorative panel, which can be previewed only at Harrods and in the Fornasetti stores in Milan.
It can be ordered by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
19 October 2019