Ask around my friends, they usually describe me as mad or crazy. I am what I like. I have always been a fan of Fornasetti for their beautifully eccentric-ness. Check out their instagram account, it inherits their eccentricity and playfulness in their layout which I love to stalk on an hourly basis.
Luckily enough, the Musée Les Arts Décoratifs is now hosting an exhibition – “Fornasetti: Madness Practice” to fulfill my curiosity behind the master brain of Piero Fornasetti.
The approach of Fornasetti: Madness Practice portrays Piero Fornasetti as a painter to then how his design rose from his painting practice. I really love the theatrical pieces from Fornasetti, especially their umbrella stands. There were too a lot of sketches and scribbles from Fornasetti shown in the exhibition, and it laid out the experimental-ness of him. I reckon it is countless practice of repetition and fearless-ness to be curious and experimental that set Fornasetti such a successful brand/design. Although there was no explanation on the strong featuring of the face of Lina Cavalieri, repeatedly drawing her face over and over and disguising her into different roles was a successful attempts of Fornasetti.
There was a video showing the DNA of Fornasetti and their studio – c’est cool!
Long live the practical madness!