Fornasetti Civette Hand-Painted Wood Rectangular Tray


Civette Hand-Painted Wood Rectangular Tray25cm (w) x 60cm (l) / 9.8" (w) x 23.4" (l)


Leather and Iron Tray Holder50cm (h) x 20cm (w) x 45cm (l) / 19.5" (h) x 7.8" (w) x 17.6" (l)


Step into Fornasetti’s world of whimsy and you’ll find a multitude of expressive, eccentric trays. Guided by everything from portraits to architecture, the designs are painted, silk-screened and lacquered by hand. This wood tray portrays an eternal symbol of wisdom and foresight: the all-seeing owl. To convert this tray into an animated side table, team it with one of Fornasetti's stands or holders.

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Meet the Maker:


The Milanese design atelier renowned for the design and decoration of timeless pieces was founded in the 1940s by Piero Fornasetti, a multi-disciplinary artist who created over 13,000 objects in his lifetime. Barnaba, his son continues the design legacy which defies categorisation: Fornasetti is at once imaginative, ironic and sophisticated.

The result is a marriage of inspiration and functionality which is expressed in every day objects such as porcelain, accessories and furniture. Every piece is handmade in limited annual editions.