A classic from the Piero Fornasetti archives. Originally in colour, it has now been revisited by Barnaba, Piero's son, who is proposing it for decorating natural wooden planks, with the single graphic style so characteristic of the Fornasetti figure. At the beginning, this decoration was used on small daily items such as trays. It is now the leitmotif of the parquet project designed for XILO1934.
Piero Fornasetti,a Milanese painter, sculptor, interior decorator, engraver of art books, organiser of international exhibitions and creator of over eleven thousand objects and of stage sets and costumes. Generally recognised as the most typical representative of the surviving art of decoration, he was defined by Gio Ponti as "a genuine Italian", given the nature of his works fully in line with the celebrated Italian traditions.
His creations span across all fields fabrics and fashion glassware and metals lacquers and porcelain, theatre and great exhibitions. His works may be found in many collections, in Italy and worldwide.
Barnaba, Piero's son is the guardian of his father's inheritance. Delving with expert tenacity and passion into the precious Fornasetti Archive, he reedits Piero's most significant items, and reinvents others, in line with the artisan tradition inaugurated by his father. Thus Fornasetti's extraordinary visual language never ceases to amaze.