Fornasetti presenta: S/Oggetti parziali by Carlo Dell’Acqua

23 September 2019
Fornasetti presenta: S/Oggetti parziali by Carlo Dell’Acqua
from 25 September, 2019
to 16 November, 2019

Corso Venezia 21/A (corner via Senato),

“Fornasetti Presenta” is the new multi-purpose art space jointly created by Barnaba Fornasetti, artistic director of the atelier, and Valeria Manzi, the co-curator of cultural projects. A space where Fornasetti’s world mingles with other art forms.

The project, which started earlier this year with the collaboration with the British artist Anj Smith, is set to continue with the “S/Oggetti parziali” by Carlo Dell’Acqua. 

Invited to work with some of Fornasetti’s most iconic pieces, Dell’Acqua has readily accepted the challenge by focusing on the symbol of the atelier’s creativity: the face of Lina Cavalieri. The artist has manipulated, torn to pieces, annihilated and then reassembled Fornasetti porcelains, giving new life to the face of the famous soprano. The entire series of works will be displayed for the first time ever.

by Carlo Dell’Acqua
Opening 24 September 2019, 6.30pm


Fornasetti at Museo Poldi Pezzoli

On the occasion of the Milan Art Week, Anj Smith reinterpreted some of Fornasetti’s icons. The painterly contribution by the English artist includes a trumeau-bureau, and the famed vases and plates from the ‘Tema e Variazioni’ series in a harmonious exchange with the masterpieces from the Milanese house-turned-museum. 

5 April 2019

Fornasetti presenta: A dialogue around women’s silence

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Fornasetti hosts a dialogue around women’s silence on Monday 25 November in its Milanese store in Corso Venezia.

18 November 2019

Barnaba Fornasetti takes part in the #IosonoMilano initiative launched by Vanity Fair Italy 

With the hashtag #IosonoMilano, (“I am Milan”) the new issue of Vanity Fair, distributed free today throughout Lombardy, unites the voices of 64 personalities in Milan who send out a message of unity, strength and solidarity towards the other cities of Italy and the world who are currently facing the Covid-19 emergency.

11 March 2020


Starting Monday 18 May the Fornasetti store in Milan at 21A Corso Venezia will reopen its doors. Thanks to our personalised consultancy service via email and telephone, you can also enjoy the Fornasetti ambiance from your own home, anywhere in the world.

Fornasetti implemented this service to offer a more comfortable and exclusive shopping experience.

15 May 2020

Artist’s showcase at Fornasetti Store on Corso Matteotti

The Fornasetti Store on corso Matteotti is hosting an artist’s showcase exclusively for Milan Art Week. Carlo Dell’Acqua, who, like Fornasetti, has succumbed to and has become obsessed with Lina Cavalieri’s face, has manipulated it and pieced it back together in his “S/oggetti parziali” installation, which can be viewed until April 14, 2019.

1 April 2019