If you do not recognize the name, you will certainly recognize the face that Piero Fornasetti used in his designs on plates and other decorative items. This iconic visage is seen on decorative plates, artwork, fabrics, furniture and wallpaper.
Piero Fornasetti was an Italian painter, sculptor, interior designer and engraver that popularized items featuring the face of operatic soprano Lina Cavalieri. He created the plate series, “Tema a Variazioni” (theme and variation) based on the singer’s face. The collection contained over 350 variations.
Plates and decorative accessories with the image that Fornasetti made famous make wonderful accents in the home. Modern and traditional interiors alike come alive with a unique sense of fun with these wonderful items.
Wallpaper with the various renditions of Fornasetti’s designs bring a room to life. Whimsical and a bit mysterious at times, the many faces of Lina Cavalieri cast a spell on you.
Fabric for upholstery and throw pillows with the iconic face of Fornasetti’s Cavalieri infuse a touch of unexpected whimsy to any room in the home.
Furniture pieces accented with the various faces of Fornasetti’s creation are sure to become conversation starters in your home. Chests, tables and sideboards bring a unique element of surprise and whimsy to your interiors.
Perhaps as iconic as the Mona Lisa, Piero Fornasetti’s variations of Lina Cavalieri’s face are appearing with more frequency in interiors. The plates are a definite collector’s item and the wallpaper is a great accent wall or powder room feature. Furniture, fabrics and accessories add a touch of whimsy to your home. Today, this iconic motif is continued by Fornasetti’s son, Barnaba. For something unique, try a few of these fanciful items in your home.