A midcentury Piero Fornasetti "Il Giorni empty pocket"
Lovely vide poches (empty pocket) designed and manufactured by Piero Fornasetti, circa 1960. The motif depicts an extract of "Il Giorni" Italian Newspaper. Signed.
H 1.3 In. X W 6.3 In. X D 4.93 In.
H 3.3 Cm X W 16 Cm X D 12.5 Cm
Piero Fornasetti (1913 – 1988)
Piero Fornasetti was born in Milan in 1913 and he grew up with an insatiable desire to draw anything and everything.
Piero Fornasetti won a seat at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, but was promptly expelled; his creative spirit did not match the harsh discipline of the academy. He forayed into the realm of fashion and began designing silk scarves with his soon-to-be signature motifs of roman ruins, suns, and flowers. In his furniture designs, Fornasetti worked in an incredible range of materials to create a dizzying array of decorative arts imbued with both wit and theatricality.
In 1959, he won the Neiman Marcus award for his significant contributions to the field of fashion, joining the ranks of Yves Saint Laurent and Coco Chanel.
Mr. Fornasetti was always secretive about his printing techniques. ”It is a kind of print transfer, but it’s a big secret,”.
At the time of his death, him is leaving behind thousands of imaginative designs and forever changing the field of Italian decorative arts.
Piero died in Milan in 1988
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