History of Fornasetti Plates

By: Sanjeevkumar

One of Adrian's favourite designers is Piero , the Italian designer famous for his mysterious and quirky pieces. Fornasetti lived and worked in Milan all his life and was one of the most prolific decorative artists of the 20th century. He was a painter, sculptor, decorator and engraver. His style was one based on illusion, architectural perspectives, and a number of themes such as the sun, playing cards, fish and flowers, from which he made seemingly endless variations.

Born in Milan in 1913, Fornasetti grew up under the influence of functionalist restraint but, by looking at his work, it's obvious it didn't restrain him.

His fruitful imagination created a dream-like magical world, and he applied his decorative vocabulary to an astonishing array of objects - ashtrays, chairs, plates, cabinets and dining tables were all transformed by the application of unexpected images. Fornasetti rebelled against the concept of numbering, dating and signing his work. He was so sure that his style was unmistakable that he was indifferent to these significant marks that collectors use as proof of date and identity.

The strongly graphic, intriguingly surreal range of Theme and Variations plates designed by Italian painter, printer, engraver and interior designer Piero are a must-have item. Fornasetti's work, fusing Surrealism and Neo-Classicism, is enjoying a major revival, and his black, white and gold plates depicting portraits of the enigmatic, saucer-eyed, alabaster-skinned 19th century beauty Lina Cavalieri, are a captivating example of his work. Perfect as a gift for connoisseurs of design or dinner party hosts who enjoy making a splash.

This Plate is sexy than stogy. One room is wallpapered with a wild, black and white floral print, while another acts as a gallery for dozens of dinner plates designed by the artist Pietro Fornasetti. The plates act as another metaphor. Please purchase on online

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