Fornasetti Strumenti da Disegno Hand-Painted Waste Paper Basket


Strumenti da Disegno Hand-Painted Waste Paper Basket28cm (h) x 26cm (d) / 10.9" (h) x 10.2" (d)


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Strumenti da Disegno Iron and Wood Box4cm (h) x 10cm (w) x 30cm (l) / 1.6" (h) x 3.9" (w) x 11.7" (l)


Many of Fornasetti’s collections are uncovered from two small handwritten notebooks of unpublished drawings that once belonged to the founder, Piero. The Strumenti da Disegno waste paper basket is one such example, with an intricate design inspired by drawing instruments. Its realism is attributed to the meticulous craft tale, as it’s painted, silk-screened and lacquered entirely by hand.

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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.