Barnaba Fornasetti will unveil new Fornasetti pieces at Fuori Salone de Mobile 2012, including a low buffet cabinet available in a range of finishes selected from the Fornasetti archive. ’Face and Stripes’ (above), an interpretation of the woman’s face taken from the Fornasetti series ‘Tema e Variazion’ (Theme & Variations), adds to the iconic collection of decorative objects, screens and furnishings created by his father thelate, great 20th century artist Piero Fornasetti.
Milanese painter, sculptor, interior decorator and book engraver Piero Fornasetti created more than 11,000 products, an output so prolific he remains one of the largest producers of 20th century decorative objects and furniture. A creative visionary, his visual language remains unique; the pieces are whimsical, and witty, yet retain the timelessness of any modern classic.
With Fornasetti’s son Barnaba helming his father’s legacy into a new era with the addition of re-editions & limited editions continuing, with new products such as tables, cabinetsand vases.
Featuring the now legendary face of Lina Cavalieri, Barnaba took inspiration from the chest of drawers ‘Leopard’, designed by his father in the ‘50s, replacing the feline animal with the woman’s face. Made from printed, lacquered, and hand-painted timber, customised versions will also be available, the new pieces will exhibited in the Fornasetti showroom in Milan during Salone del Mobile next month.