Fornasetti

Fornasetti

Designer of Dreams

  1. Patrick Mauriès
  2. with an essay by Ettore Sottsass
  • ISBN 9780500280515
  • 30.00 x 21.90 cm
  • Paperback with flaps
  • 288pp
  • 116 Illustrations, 116 in colour
  • With over 600 illustrations, 116 in colour
  • First published 1998
‘Glorious… almost as good as owning one of the things themselves’ – The World of Interiors


Piero Fornasetti established an enduring reputation as a designer with a style that was all his own – a style based on illusionism, architectural perspectives and a host of personal leitmotifs, such as the sun, playing cards and fishes, from which he spun seemingly endless variations. 'He makes objects speak' said Gio Ponti, his friend and longtime collaborator.

Designers and collectors today celebrate his use of allusion, unsettling images and striking juxtaposition to create unique, whimsical objects. Fornasetti's masterpieces shock, delight and inspire.