Thursday, July 05, 2007

Fornasetti Collection at Cole and Son





Attention Fornasetti fans! Cole and Son, the legendary English wallpaper firm, has a collection devoted solely to the designs of Piero Fornasetti. Many of the designs are quintessential Fornasetti, such as "Il Sole" and "Tema a Variazoni" (seen at top). Other designs, especially some of the floral prints, are actually rather sweet- something that I would not normally associate with him. All designs are hand screenprinted and come in various colorways. And although I don't consider myself to be a huge fan of Fornasetti's work, some of these prints may make me change my mind.



"Ex Libris"- this reminds me of Brunschwig's "Bibliotheque" (which I posted about on Tuesday), but done in a more contemporary way.


"Fiori"


"Frutto Proibito"


"Il Sole"


"Malachite" -how fun would this be in a smallish sized room?


"Peonie"


"Riflesso"

Image at top: "Tema a Variazoni"

15 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info POC! Great choice of images. I do love the "Tema a Variazoni", esp.

    ~Kate

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  2. This is a great find - and you are right the malachite is great. There is the most elegant pair of Fiorensetti tables here in KC with black top with a gold seashell design. They are on my "wish" list for sure, although I don't consider myself a devotee either.

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  3. love the peonies!

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  4. peak = that's Fornasetti?!! I would never have imagined! I love the Book wallpaper. Also, never noticed how beautiful his "face" was. Thanks for the lesson.

    Joni aka Cote de Texas

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  5. They are all such fun!

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  6. I especially like the Frutto Proibito, Peonie and Riflesso! Do you know anything about the new Fornasetti book, interview with Phillip Starck? Not sure whether to look intoa purchase or not!

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  7. Thanks for posting about these wallpaper designs, I have not been a huge fan of fornasetti in the past, but I have been looking for a malachite wallpaper desing for ever! thanks.

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  8. I love this bottom wallpaper! I have a hallway that needs paper, but only requires one roll, I am looking for something fabulous and interesting such as this! Or "Malichite"

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  9. Thanks for sharing this. I think (in the right room) Riflesso would look stunning. Maybe a powder room.

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  10. I could see using the Malachite paper in a lot of different ways. It is quite beautiful, and for me, unexpected from Fornasetti.

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  11. Glad you all liked them, and it's fun to see how we all have different favorites!

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  12. Katie- I did see where there is (or going to be) a new book about Fornasetti, but I don't know anything about it. May need to look into this one!

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  13. I am in love with "Tema a Variazoni" . Thanks for bringing it to my attention>

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  14. I do love the one with the dishes on it and was looking at it last week. Not sure that it works for my Moroccan home. Hmmm..

    I am looking for something inspired by Fornasetti architectura fabric - ie that look. Have you seen anything?

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  15. Maryam- I can't think of anything off of the top of my head, but I'll look into it. Does anyone know of anything?

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