I have seen them in boutiques and on the internet, always intrigued to see the silly faces, never knowing wich name they had untill I red about them on a other blog. Now I like them so much that I would like to own one, just one and I promise I will not start to collecting them....
More information about fornasetti:
Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988) is often described as a visionary. A Milan artist, Fornasetti was at the same time a painter, sculptor, designer, craftsman, and an engraver of art books. In his lifetime, he created more than 11,000 objects, decorative schemes, and items of furniture in the course of his unfailingly prolific career, including a large number of unique pieces.
Drawings on a powerful mix of Italian cultural tradition and surrealist invention, his ideas were expressed on every conceivable support, from glasses and plates to umbrellas, lamps, furniture, and screens. The result is a very unusual and highly poetic body of work.
Today his son, Barnaba Fornasetti, is keeping the family tradition alive by reviving Piero’s most popular pieces and creating new ones.