The Fornasetti House and Leclaireur know that projects and ideas make for unique and lasting friendships. Their relationship, truth be told, benefits from the unique backdrop that Leclaireur Boissy d’Anglas has become over the years. After spreading its wings on the walls of the space, Fornasetti carves a new place for itself, with a new, wooden floor, complete with Fornasetti patterns, which was installed earlier this week.
The interlacing, checked, geometrical motifs all come from an ottoman wood screen – Musciarabia in Arabic – which the designer imagined himself, back in 1954.
The drawings’ finesse bears an almost trompe-l’oeil quality that Piero Fornasetti’s grand son, Barnaba, has chosen to bring back to life.
This hardwood floor was originally presented in 2015 at the Parisian Museum of Decorative Arts, during the « Piero Fornasetti : La Folie Pratique » exhibit. Now whitened in Venice lead, the floor illuminates the room that harbors the Italian designer’s creativity. Amidst the vases, candles and plates, John E. Burdwick 1932’s stand-up bass, one of the stars of our visual collaboration with Jean Daniel Lorieux last year, seems to come to life as well.
At the center of the room, the wooden floor offer somewhat of a new playground to Massimiliano Locatelli‘s GLAS Italia tables – Speccio di Venere, which seem to enjoy, more than ever, the spotlights. Their silver legs, almost cascading from the table top, are brought to life and to light by the white ground, their organic nature further revealed.
Photographer: Alexandre Gaudin for Leclaireur