0%

United with the World: Fornasetti and CBM Onlus against Covid-19

1 October 2020

Fornasetti supports the international “Covid-19 Emergency” charity campaign of CBM Italia Onlus, standing side by side with the most vulnerable.

YOU CAN ORDER THE PLATE HERE.

Alongside Barnaba Fornasetti are Filippa Lagerbäck, who has been an Ambassador of CBM Italia Onlus for years, and photographer Settimio Benedusi. Together they tell the story of an initiative that seals the longstanding collaboration between the historic Milanese Atelier and the humanitarian organisation, which is committed to preventing and treating blindness and promoting inclusion for people with disabilities in the southern hemisphere and in Italy.

Credits: Settimio Benedusi

The plate will be distributed internationally and proceeds from sales will be donated to the fundraising campaign for the Covid-19 emergency, in the period from 1 October to 31 December 2020.

A project inspired by a message of hope, “United with the world”, which Barnaba Fornasetti shared on his social networks during the lockdown period, has now materialised in the form of a new plate in the ‘Tema e Variazioni’ series. The iconic face of Fornasetti muse Lina Cavalieri is adorned with a mask bearing the Italian tricolour flag.

Credits: Settimio Benedusi

Our common commitment is renewed around an unprecedented project that seeks a new, symbolic “way out of the darkness”, a way of overcoming a challenge that has involved us all and from which we can pick ourselves up again together. The tricolour flag thus becomes the symbol of a rebirth that starts with the creativity that characterises our country and embraces the whole world, in a gesture of inclusion and participation.

Credits: Settimio Benedusi

“In this period, all of us have contributed thanks to the redeeming power of creativity, which convinces us we are alive and reminds us that what brightens up our lives is ideas, improving us and the things around us. There are no limits to what imagination can do, and the appeal I make to myself and to all of us, is to live this difficult and extraordinary period as an opportunity to reflect, to experience it with awareness, desire and reflection, becoming part of a community that can clearly see the past, what we no longer are, and more importantly what we would like to become“.

                                                                                                 Barnaba Fornasetti

Help us support the “United with the world” campaign: imagination becomes a tangible act of solidarity. YOU CAN ORDER THE PLATE HERE.

FEATURED ARTICLES

FORNASETTI TAKES PART IN THE ‘DESIGN LOVES MILANO’ CHARITY FUNDRAISING

Fornasetti takes part in the online charity auction Design Loves Milano spearheaded by creative agency Mr. Lawrence in collaboration with Cambi Auction House. Together with an incredible roster of prominent international designers, Fornasetti donated three of its collectable design pieces to benefit the ASST. (Azienda Socio Sanitaria Territoriale) Fatebenefratelli of Ospedale Luigi Sacco in Milan. […]

17 April 2020

Fornasetti presents the new collection for the 2019 Milan Design Week

Fornasetti presents the new rugs collection at the Milan Design Week 2019. The variety of decorations fully expresses the colors, the geometries and the encyclopedic richness of the visual language of the Atelier. Each rug is made following the ancient technique of hand tufting. The collection will be presented at the Fornasetti Store in Corso […]

25 March 2019

The new Bisazza mosaics collection with the iconic Fornasetti decorations

From the partnership between Fornasetti and Bisazza, the leading Italian brand in the creation of glass mosaics for interior and exterior decoration, comes The Fornasetti Collection: a meticulous selection of five of the Atelier’s decorations embellished by the brilliance of Bisazza glass mosaic tiles to give any room a uniquely magical aura. Reflecting Fornasetti’s continuous search […]

15 June 2020

Fornasetti at Nomad St. Moritz

From 6 to 9 February Fornasetti is taking part to Nomad St. Moritz, the showcase by invitation dedicated to collectible design and contemporary art that brings together international galleries in extraordinary architectural locations all over the world. In the spaces of Chesa Planta, a historic building of the eighteenth century, the Milanese Atelier presents Fornasetti, […]

5 February 2020

The new Fornasetti exhibition in Sweden

From 14 June 2019 to 26 January 2020 Artipelag, the international art museum and multi-purpose space in the outskirts of Stockholm, will host the exhibition “Fornasetti Inside Out Outside In”. It is the fruit of a collaboration between Artipelag and the Milanese atelier. Curated by Barnaba Fornasetti, Jessica Höglund, Valeria Manzi and Bo Nilsson, it […]

14 June 2019