Fornasetti: ses miroirs
Most of us are familiar with the work of Piero Fornasetti.
We have seen these plates EVERYWHERE.
and this pattern
and maybe even this piece
What I have not noticed as often are his mirrors
playful and ornate
The very simple round convex ones below are my favorites. They are designed as an over sized pocket watch albeit a very minimal one. They are made to be hung from a very plain undecorated flat "nail".
I was asked by my dear friend Nori in Montreal to "bounce off" some ideas with her for a client who owns fantastic modern pieces and wanted to redesign her vast apartment and reorganize her collection. One of the treasures she bought a few years back is the Fornasetti mirror below. We decided that the best place for it was at the top of the stairs leading up to the apartment on very simple black and white Fornasetti-esque wall paper (I say "esque" because it is a very simplified version of a Fornasetti pattern as a "real" one would be too overpowering for the space) I can't wait to see how this fabulous project comes out.
images brillantehomedecor, brooklyn museum, artnet.com, el-mundo.net, lavienerose.com, the-artist.org, curiositel