THEMES AND INSPIRATIONS

LUNAR SYSTEMS

If Fornasetti’s alter ego is the Sun, his female counterpart is without a doubt Lina Cavalieri, whose enigmatic face steals the show from the Moon. Fascinated by illustrated almanacs and celestial maps, the artist creates a personal cosmogony. From the walls of the Zodiac Suite on the Andrea Doria ocean liner, which was designed in 1951 at the invitation of Gio Ponti, Fornasetti’s cosmic inventions revolve around everyday objects. Plates, trays and tea sets are transformed into gateways to an intriguing exploration of the universe where the only rule is to let the imagination flow.