The Italian artist and designer Piero Fornasetti was known for the many arrows in his quiver – his career took him everywhere from paintings to furniture design. After spending the Second World War in exile in Switzerland, he returned to Milan and started his collaboration with Giò Pontis, where Pontis’ designed furniture which Fornasetti decorated. Fornasetti later continued to design, with his wall-plates featuring the face of the opera star Lina Cavalieri (from the series Tema e Variazioni) perhaps some of his most famous works. He also painted and drew throughout his life. This exhibition at Artipelag takes on the difficult task of trying to pack as much Fornasetti as possible into a single room.
FORNASETTI: Inside Out Outside In, Artipelag, opens Jun 14
Piero Fornasetti. Photo: Fornasetti