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. New to 4 this season is a selection of wallpaper from Cole & Son with patterns adapted from Fornasetti’s original drawings.


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…

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.…