Fornasetti’s reproduction of Lina Cavalieri’s face on everyday objects such as plates and trays blends a flair for surrealist art and homeware, with humour and elegance. The company is now run by Fornasetti’s son Barnaba, who has added new collections which contribute to the eclectic style of his father, who sadly passed away in the 1980’s.
The Fornasetti Atelier in Milan is an outpost of careful and accomplished craft production. Here skilled craftsmen and women use the same rigorous handcrafted techniques as were employed on the very first Fornasetti products. Colour is applied by hand and the original paper patterns are still followed. Maintaining the quality of these methods of making is an important aspect of the Fornasetti legacy.
The majority of the furniture and objects produced in the Atelier are true re-editions of the original designs created by Piero Fornasetti. Objects referred to as ‘Re-inventions’, are designs created by Barnaba Fornasetti using the decorative elements and imagery found in the immense Fornasetti archive and are evolutions of the exclusive production of his father.
All the products are available in other colors and sizes. Prices on demand.