Through The Clouds
“Through the Clouds”, designed by iconic Italian decorative Atelier Fornasetti for WonderGlass, takes inspiration from a daydream. Delicate glass clouds float above the viewer, suggesting a different point of view. Obelisks protrude from the clouds, a nod to the ancient Egyptians who worshipped the obelisk as a symbol of ‘Ra’ the sun god, creator and giver of all life. Produced by hand, “Through the Clouds” blends printed and lacquered metal with blown glass; the whimsical design and fine nature of the work awakening the love of glass that has been embedded within the Fornasetti DNA since the 1940s, demonstrating both Fornasetti and WonderGlass’ artisanal approach and dedication to craftsmanship.
SMALL | Ø 500 x H 750 mm
LARGE | Ø 500 x H 900 mm
Blown glass cloud, metal obelisk
OBELISK | Malachite | Marbalia
CLOUD | Frosted White
Founded in the Fifties in Milan, Fornasetti is a company internationally recognised for the design and decoration of finely crafted pieces of furniture. The artistic director Barnaba Fornasetti created the “reinventions”, new objects designed from scratch by himself mainly using themes taken from the historical archive with the same passion his father, Piero Fornasetti had. To celebrate Piero Fornasetti’s centenary in 2013, the Triennale Design Museum in Milan paid tribute with the exhibition “Fornasetti, Practical Madness”, that toured Milan, Paris and Seoul. Barnaba has for a long time nurtured the dream of transcending the boundaries of design and applying decoration to other disciplines. Thanks to his always unconventional approach and methodological rigour, in 2017 Barnaba received the MAD Visionaries! Award.