Posted in Illustration, Interior Design, Uncategorized, tagged art, cole & Son, design, fornasetti, fornasetti china, fornasetti plates, fornasetti wallpaper, patterns, wallpaper on March 6, 2016|
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It’s no secret I’m obsessed with Fornasetti plates. Piero Fornasetti was an Italian painter, sculptor, interior decorator and engraver. He created more than 11,000 items, many featuring the face of a woman, operatic soprano Lina Cavalieri, as a motif. Fornasetti found her face in a 19th-century magazine. “What inspired me to create more than 500 variations on the face of a woman?” asks Italian designer, Piero Fornasetti of himself. “I don’t know,” he admits, “I began to make them and I never stopped.” The “Tema e Variazioni” (theme and variation) plate series based on Cavalieri’s face numbered more than 350.
Don’t these look great together? It’s easy to see why they could so easily be turned into patterns for wallpaper. It just goes to show if you have a good idea, or beautiful art or illustration, the applications for that art is limitless! Today the “Theme & Variation” plates have been turned into dinnerware, wallpapers, and printed on just about any object you can imagine.
Aren’t there great? Check out the wallpaper in use in these interiors below.
One day when I have a home of my own, I can’t wait to collect the plates and have a Fornasetti bathroom or kitchen! Stay turned as I continue to post about the magical world of Fornasetti. Get into it!
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Posted in Patterns, Textiles, tagged brooklyn, cumstom wallpaper, custom, custom details, custom lettering, custom patterns, custom prints, false eyelashes, flat vernacular, floral print, pattern makes perfect, pattern pop-up, south street seaport, wallpaper, wallpaper design on August 29, 2013|
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Flat Vernacular Sunset Floral Print
While perusing through my usual blogs, I stumbled across Flat Vernacular, a Brooklyn-based design studio specializing in hand-drawn, hand-printed, and one of a kind wallpapers. The studio was started by Payton Turner and Brian Kasper, two designers that have fully embraced their love for patterns and started Flat Vernacular. All the patterned prints are 100% made in the USA featuring custom details with some made of 3D elements. I’m in love with their sticker wallpapers, created by placing hundreds or thousands of stickers meticulously by hand. Flat Vernacular’s patterns blur the line between fine art and design while not taking themselves too seriously. For a few more days, they have a pop-up shop on Pier 17 in NYC’s South Street Seaport. I got to see a bunch of their work last night and I’m so impressed. I’m dying to get my hands on the Sunset Floral print (above). To see all of their work, check out their site, or follow them on Instagram + Twitter. Get into the patterns yall.
The designers, Brian and Payton.
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