Artists Piero Fornasetti

Piero Fornasetti

Piero Fornasetti (1913 - 1988) was a prolific Milanese artist, poet and designer whose childlike curiosity spurred the creation of thousands of tromp l’oeil objects, furniture designs and interiors covered in everything from neoclassic motifs and Palladian architecture to seashells and playing cards. Fornasetti was a pivotal and playful figure at a time when postwar society was still ambivalent toward the traditional as well as the modern. Fornasetti’s enthusiasm for historical citation and the applied arts was not in defense against industrialization, but rather a compulsion to subvert the staidness of classical iconography. His whimsical reimaginings were more concerned with feeling than meaning. Fornasetti’s greatest talent was to find humanity in the historical vignettes he sourced from a vast array of 17th to 20th century printed material, and compose them into a “precious and precise magic,” as poet and client Pablo Neruda declared.

From the collection :

  • Two Plates $ 2,700

    Piero Fornasetti
    Code : N-11484

    Two Plates

    Piero Fornasetti
    Code : N-11484

    $2,700

  • Umbrella Stand $8,500

    Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988)
    Code : N-11439

    Umbrella Stand

    Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988)
    Code : N-11439

    $8,500

  • Table Lamp $ 6,500

    Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988)
    Code : N-11365

    Table Lamp

    Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988)
    Code : N-11365

    $6,500

  • Folding Screen $ 75,000

    Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988)
    Code : N-7825

    Folding Screen

    Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988)
    Code : N-7825

    $75,000

  • Waste Basket $ 5,500

    Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988)
    Code : N-9887

    Waste Basket

    Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988)
    Code : N-9887

    $5,500

  • Center Table $ 9,500

    Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988)
    Code : N-9635

    Center Table

    Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988)
    Code : N-9635

    $9,500

  • Paperweight $ 950

    Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988)
    Code : N-8871 J

    Paperweight

    Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988)
    Code : N-8871 J

    $950

  • Mirror $ 2,500

    Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988)
    Code : N-7830

    Mirror

    Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988)
    Code : N-7830

    $2,500