Cole & Sons collaborate with atelier Fornasetti

PRODUCT RELEASE | 9 JUNE 2018 

Sharing a passion for creative exploration, artistic design and impeccable craftsmanship the two design doyens offer their third collaborative collection launching 8 June 2018. 

Featuring a range of iconic motifs from fantastical flying machines and architectural elements to hidden keys and mischievous monkeys, the capsule collection of 12 timeless designs capture the wit and originality of Piero Fornasetti’s unique artworks in a range of new and much-loved colour palettes inspired by the wonderful world of Fornasetti. 

Acquario

Fish appear as motifs in some of Piero Fornasetti’s earliest work – such as luxurious silk scarves, trays and decorative porcelain – having been fascinated by the dichotomy of marine life’s simple aspect hiding a fascinating, mysterious nature within the depths of the ‘aquarium’. The whimsical composition and scale of Acquario creates a unique and striking wallcovering, whilst the colour palettes retain a Fornasetti classicism in tones of Viridian, Seafoam, and Soot.

Frutto Proibito 

Frutto Proibito gloriously combines different archival Fornasetti motifs from the 1940s and 50s. Mischievous monkeys, originally conceptualised for the Milanese patisserie, Dulciora, sit amongst sprawling pomegranate tree branches, taken from a striking fabric print. The playful composition of flora and fauna is quintessentially Fornasetti, mixing lifelike etchings with decadent, bold prints. Deep Ink grounds accentuate Magenta forbidden fruits, whilst Seafoam and Lemon, and Cerulean and Orange offer a bright, sunny alternative.

Macchine Volanti 

Filled with characterful New World charm, the wondrous fabled 'flying machines' of Macchine Voltanti evoke childhood fantasy and adventure. Explore the outer limits of your imagination by getting lost in the enveloping skyscape filled with man, machine and ethereal creatures in palettes of Stone, Rouge and Blue, and Slate Blue and Gilver.

Nuvole al Tramonto 

Created from an atmospheric etching of clouds, the subtle line work and delicate detail render Nuvole one of Fornasetti’s most magnificent and beloved designs. With its billowing clouds rolling across a romantic sky, Cole & Son has updated this arresting study with a unique ombré, encompassing the colour and light of an ever-changing sky.

Uccelli

Uccelli, meaning birds, originated as luxurious folding screens depicting vibrantly coloured birds of all species adorning spares brances. Since translated to a beautifully intricate wallcovering panel design, this delicate motif brings an ornate quality to a stand-alone feature wall or, used in repeat, creates a stunning aviary rich in detail and colour. Cole & Son has updated this arresting study with two new unique colourways, Ballet Slipper pink and Cerulean Sky.

Procuratie con Vista

The Procuratie facades of St Mark's Square in Venice provide a primates' playground for these mischievous monkeys, wrapped around the classical arches and ornate balustrades. Drawn in a simple intaglio style, the timeless soft palettes of Stone and Powder Blue, and Soot and Snow enhance the intricate line work without detracting from the design's stunning scene.

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