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Fornasetti

The Fornasetti range of objet d’art is a 4 exclusive in Kuwait and as jaw droppingly beautiful today as it was in the 1930s when Piero Fornasetti started the design house. Today Piero’s son Barnaba has taken the reigns and reinstated a number of original designs as well as a whole range of new ones. As well as furniture and accessories 4 also stocks the famous Themes and Variations plates that have become synonymous with the Fornasetti name. Each piece is rigorously produced by hand in yearly limited editions.


 

August 15th 2016

Fornasetti Introduces New Looks And Scents To Candle Collections


Five fresh new façades and one new fragrance are lighting up Fornasetti Profumi’s scented candle collection this September; the enigmatic face of Italian-born opera singer Lina Cavalieri taking on three new guises – each more mysterious and beguiling than the last – a new architectural set and a rather novel addition to the ‘Pennini Nero’…

April 13th 2016

Fornasetti publishes first 'Tema e Variazioni' In Handcrafted Book


For Piero Fornasetti, a single idea was inspiration enough to spawn endless variations of an image and in 1952 he began work on what would become his most iconic series: Tema e Variazion (theme and variations) – a portrait of Lina Cavalieri — an opera singer who lived between the 19th and 20th centuries, considered to be ‘the most…

March 1st 2016

Fornasetti Opens The Doors Of Its Atelier With 10 Behind The Scenes Short Films


It’s often the places off limits to public view that hide the most spectacular and unique surprises — one of these hidden gems is the Fornasetti atelier. Founded by Piero Fornasetti in Milan at the beginning of the 1950s, this whimsical workshop is filled with ideas and objects that come to life everyday through the hands of skilled…

February 6th 2016

A Loving Gift On Valentines


A simple expression of affection can have a wide variety of emotional effects. Here’s our pick of special gifts for Valentine’s Day. SCENT Unique, sensual, unisex fragrances from Goti Perfume. To order Goti perfume online contact us here. TOUCH Cold industrial stainless steel accessories by Claustrum, made in Japan, exclusive to 4. To order Claustrum online contact us…

January 18th 2016

Inside The World Of Fornasetti's Milan Home With Director Virgilio Villoresi


Barnaba Fornasetti has opened the doors of his home to the Italian director Virgilio Villoresi, who tells its story through a whimsical stop-motion video. The video features music composed by Cesare Picco and celebrates all aspects of the Fornasetti world. Fornasett is exclusive to 4. Shop the collection here. Read the full post on Design Boom. https://player.vimeo.com/video/149256122?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0

December 11th 2015

4's Festive Gift Guide


As Christmas approaches we wanted to share the things we love that might make great gifts. Some of these can be purchased online but you can also contact us here to order. Sometime it feels like everything Rick Owens touches turns to gold – or bronze in this case with these brutalist, bronze swan neck vases. These…

March 13th 2015

Piero Fornasetti Retrospective Exhibition Opens In Paris


Paris Fashion Week may have finished but in the wing of the Louvre that houses the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the finishing touches are being put to an extensive retrospective dedicated to the prodigiously prolific Italian artist and designer Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988). Piero Fornasetti La Folie Pratique originally debuted at the Milan Triennale but has now…

December 28th 2014

Fornasetti To collaborate With Valentino


The Valentino creative directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have announced a collaboration with Barnaba Fornasetti, who now runs the family’s design and decorative arts firm. The collaboration will feature a stool, a foulard, a serving tray, an eyeglasses case and a plate and these all correspond to one of the five senses. Fornasetti’s…

September 12th 2014

4 At Maison & Objet Paris


The 4 buying team visited Maison & Objet in Paris over the weekend. Tom Dixon’s live on-site production and packaging unit ‘The Factory’ was a particular highlight but there were a number of curiosities that caught our attention. 1. Tom Dixon lighting and homeware accessories 2. Fornasetti ceramics 3 /4. The Factory by Tom Dixon…

August 11th 2014

Inside The Home of Barnaba Fornasetti


From butterflies to Jules the cat, the Italian’s four-storey house in Milan is alive with creatures. Suns, moons, insects and enigmatic faces peer from mirrors, furniture and walls throughout the labyrinthine network of rooms in Barnaba Fornasetti’s Milan townhouse. This theatrical setting serves as a home, workshop, archive and museum for the Italian designer, who…

January 16th 2014

100 years of Piero Fornasetti's 'Practical Madness' in Milan, Italy


Dai Confini del Solito from Fornasetti on Vimeo. Last week, 4 paid a visit to the Piero Fornasetti Exhibition at Milan’s La Triennale di Milano Gallery. Starting his career as a painter, Fornasetti’s fantasy-driven flair for drawing, painting and sketching was central to his development as a designer and later as a pioneer of ornamentation.…

July 6th 2011

BBC Documentary On Piero Fornasetti


Presenting an on older BBC documentary on one of our favorites, well everybody’s favorites. The documentary talks about the history and sources of inspiration of Italian design house Fornasetti and its founder Piero Fornasetti from the early beginnings to the his very last day. “But my fantasy is always with you”. Fornasetti is exclusive to 4.…