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Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Wonderful World of Fornasetti!

Piero Fornasetti was an Italian painter, sculptor and interior decorator.  He was born in 1913 and passed in 1988.  In the 1940's he created more than 11,000 items, many featuring the face of a woman, operatic soprano Lina Cavalieri, as his main motif.  He heavily used black and white colors, the sun and time as his main frame.  His style is reminiscent of Greek and Roman architecture.

Today it is most common to see Fornasetti's style in fashion and room accessories; such as scarves, lamps, furniture and china plates.  His unique wallcovering designs are bold, timeless and inspiring.

Here is a small sample of his work.

Here is a colorful example of his use of faces.  Notice the focus on the eyes. Stunning!

We just used this wallcovering for a fabulous oceanfront property, in a powder room.  Fab!

Look at this stunning depiction of the opera house. Notice the extensive use of black and white.

  These and other fine wallcoverings are available from Cole and Son, fine wallcoverings.
The Four Walls Wallcoverings and design carries a full line of Cole and Son products.
Happy decorating!
Best, Robin