Piero Fornasetti: La Folie Pratique

Piero Fornasetti: La Folie Pratique

Over one hundred years after the birth of the designer and master of the ornament Piero Fornasetti, the Decorative Arts Museum devotes for the first time a retrospective exhibition honoring this artist until June 14, 2015.

Born in Milan in 1913, Fornasetti was not only a talented designer, he was also a painter, printer, interior designer and sculptor. Died in 1988, he left behind a rich and singular work that has been rediscovered by contemporary designers such as Philippe Starck, thanks to the involvement of his son Barnaba Fornasetti, who continues the work of his father.

His work covers a whole world of references and styles: Roman, Italian Renaissance antiquity, the architecture of Palladio .. Tables, furniture, screens, chairs...

This exhibition named "Piero Fornasetti: La folie pratique"  brings together more than 1,000 pieces of the genius Italian designer, drawn at the heart of his incredible archives in Milan.

More than 1000 objects will trace the career of Fornasetti, who worked for at palace decoration, casinos, cruise ships but also for advertising ads.

The exhibition will explore in depth the work of the man who made the ornament his credo at a time when modernism was predominant. Among his works, trompe l'oeil, illusion games, metaphysical landscapes, figures offset from the Comedia dell Arte, enigmatic faces and lunar declined in many variations, all declined on scarves, furniture, screens or dishes. It will porevail as well different facets of Fornasetti's personality.

Guests staying at Grand Hotel Du Plaias Royal are only within 5 minutes walk from Decorative arts museum where this "La folie pratique" exhibition is held until June 104, 2015.

"Piero Fornasetti: La folie pratique"

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

€ 8.5 to €11