Fornasetti

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.