Fornasetti created a capsule collection for Lane Crawford
Fornasetti created a capsule collection of dinnerware set and star print porcelains to celebrate the 170° anniversary of Lane Crawford. A kaleidoscopic whirlwind of two historical Fornasetti decors: Coromandel and Egocentrismo.
The capsule includes a new décor of the ‘Tema e Variazioni’ series, in which Lina Cavalieri’s face is framed by a star on a golden base.
The Coromandel collection wants to be Fornasetti tribute to the concepts of nature and exotic as sources of inspiration for the Milanese Atelier. Piero Fornasetti, father of Barnaba Fornasetti, and founder of the Atelier, originally devised the Coromandel décor in the Fifties.
It reflects Fornasetti’s interest in natural forms, floral decorations, leaves and small animals, which combine to reveal a meticulous taste for exoticism. In fact, the word “Coromandel” is the name of the Indian coast where screens and other furniture from China were loaded onto ships carrying goods to Europe, contributing to the taste for exoticism, later called Chinoiserie, which began to develop in the 18th century.
The abstract compositions and overlapping geometries of Egocentrismo décor, so dense as to become textures, highlight Fornasetti’s love of line drawings, and its fascination with rhythm and repetition.
All the elements of the capsule collection are produced using the usual time-honoured Fornasetti artisanal techniques, reflecting the unusual brilliance of the colours, all hand painted, and the use of gold leaf.
The capsule collection is available at lanecrawford.com and will be available soon at Fornasetti store in Milan.
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