Piero Fornasetti at the Triennale

La Triennale di Milano

A selection of historical images from the Triennale Photo Archive.

Piero Fornasetti in Triennale Photo Archive
On the occasion of "Piero Fornasetti. 100 years of practice madness" (13th November - 9th February 2014) - the first great exhibition dedicated to the designer in Italy, curated by his son, Barnaba Fornasetti, and organised by Triennale Design Museum - the Triennale Library proposes a tale about the multifaced artist throught the materials preserved in the Triennale Photo Archive. Painter, engraver and printer, designer, collector, stylist, refined craftsman, art gallery manager and exhibition promoter, Fornasetti has been an extremely rich and complex personality. He designed and made approximately 13.000 objects and decorations. His world is animated by the rigour of project, of art and craftsmanship, but also by unbridled fantasy, surrealist invention and poetry. They are presented preparatory studies, drawing, object and artworks exhibited by Fornasetti at the VI Triennale of 1936, VII Triennale of 1940 and IX Triennale of 1951.

VII Triennale, Study for a carved glass set, Metal and glass section

VII Triennale, Coffee set with tray, Metal and glass section

VII Triennale, Silk foulard, Fabric and embroidery section

VII Triennale, Study for a carved glass table, Metal and glass section

VII Triennale, Study for a carved glass vase, Metal and glass section

VII Triennale, Study for a carved glass mirror, Metal and glass section

VI Triennale, 1936

VI Triennale, Stele "La partenza del volontario" (the volunteer's departure), Pavillion in Parco Sempione

VI Triennale, Stele "La partenza del volontario" (the volunteer's departure), Pavillion in Parco Sempione

VI Triennale, Nativity scene, Decorative and industrial arts gallery

VII Triennale, 1940

VII Triennale, Hand-painted silk foulard, Fabric and embroidery section

VII Triennale, Stool fo piano, Fabric and embroidery section

VII Triennale, Embroidered tablecloth "Le Città d'Italia" (Italian cities), Fabric and embroidery section

VII Triennale, Lace place mat, Fabric and embroidery section

VII Triennale, Lace place mat, Fabric and embroidery section

VII Triennale, Hand-painted silk foulard, Fabric and embroidery section

VII Triennale, Study for carved glass vase, Matal and glass section

VII Triennale, Carved glass vase, Matal and glass section

VII Triennale, Study for carved glass vase, Matal and glass section

VII Triennale, Study for carved glass vase, Matal and glass section

VII Triennale, Carved glass vase, Matal and glass section

VII Triennale, carved glass mirror, Salir production, Metal and glass section

VII Triennale, Drawing for carved glass mirror, Salir production, Metal and glass section

VII Triennale, Study for carved glass vase, Matal and glass section

IX Triennale, 1951

IX Triennale, Printed wood trumeau, Furniture section

IX Triennale, Printed wood trumeau, Furniture section

IX Triennale, tray, E.N.A.P.I, National corporation for the small industries exhibition

Exhibition curated by Triennale Library and Historical Archives
Credits: Story

Curated by Elvia Redaelli
Realized by Beatrice Marangoni

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