Fornasetti wallpapers are beautiful, well-made and bang on trend. My favorite ‘Tema e Variazioni’ inspired by the enigmatic face of a beautiful woman he came across in an old French magazine.
Piero Fornasetti was born in Milan (1913-1988) and became an eclectic painter, sculptor, interior designer, craftsman, engraver of art books and organizer of international exhibitions and events. Believing strongly in disegno – the practice of sketching and copying – as the legacy of the Italian artistic tradition, his unique style shows a strong sense of irony. He worked independently of the avant-garde and his production of exquisitely made objects, textiles and furniture, some of which are in the V&A Museum, is one of the largest of the 20th century.
Fornasetti's latest collection transfers the work this Milanese artist and interior designer into bold carpets. I love the bold whimsical nature of them.
How great would this area carpet be in an entry foyer
Buona Notte / Viso
These area carpets feature the enigmatic face of a his beautiful French woman - one with eyes open and one with eyes closed
Serratura / Mano
How great would these carpets be in a hallway
Cortile / Pavimento
These carpets are so enigmatic and remind me of a beautiful silk scarf in the manner of Hermes or Gucci.
Ortensia / Serpente
For a little more spice or drama a beautiful leaf in the botanical style or the symbolic serpentine.
Which one is your favorite pick?