A painter, sculptor and interior designer hailing from Milan, Piero Fornasetti decorated furniture and other objects for the home with whimsical motifs of nature and trompe l’oeil.
Born in Milan in 1913, Fornasetti was an interior decorator and a cultural event organizer, a painter, sculptor and art book printer; he designed sets, costumes, and an infinity of objects. In 1942 he created the frescoes of Palazzo del Bo in Padua; soon after, he started an intense collaboration with Gio Ponti.
His work ranges from industrial design to interiors (with Sanremo’s Casino and the “Andrea Doria” ocean liner). In the 1970s he was director of the Bibliophiles’ Gallery, and in 1980 he opened his “Themes and Variations” shop in London.
Piero Fornasetti created a wide range of objects and furniture and these have been revived and reinterpreted under Barnaba’s direction, while in-house production has been maintained.
Today his son, Barnaba, sits at the helm of the atelier and produces both new editions of his father’s legendary works and fresh designs, or “re-inventions,” created in the spirit of the acclaimed Fornasetti aesthetic.