Fornasetti Faces

I’m still on my black and white kick.  And I’m completely captivated by the old-world face of the woman on most all Fornasetti designs. Piero Fornasetti created more 11,000 items, with more than 500 variations of the woman, a face he found in a 19th century magazine. Incredible.  I love that there is someting distinctly modern about the pieces even though they are drawn with an old technique.  Kind of dark and moody but fresh at the same time.  Plus the woman on the objects is stunning… 

Ideally, I’d love the first pillow shown above – with the reversible moon sides – in my bedroom to tie the whole black and white scheme together… The pieces aren’t cheap but they are timeless.  How epic would it be to have a collection of plates displayed on the walls of a dining room? Best art installation ever if you ask me.

(All Fornasetti products from Barneys New York)

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  1. victoria | vmac+cheese Monday, February 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    These are so interesting! I'm totally curious who the woman was…and did she know he'd done all this artwork with her face????

  2. Martina Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 10:29 am

    i am such a big fan of fornasetti's, in fact last month, there was an exhibition in Beaune-Burgundy which i visited.. i was magic8 i would love to have one of his pieces one day…


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