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 madcap surrealism may seem at odds with the rational beauty of Valentino Garavani, the couturier who founded the house but the three creative directors are all believers in bottega dell’arte, or “art workshop,” which Piccioli likens to Andy Warhol’s Factory. “To make something pop, it has to be with people, not all alone in an atelier,” Chiuri says. “It almost has to be like an accident.”.

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