A temporary and unique show is happening in France. It combines design, creativity and a passion for wine-making. New and vintage Atelier Fornasetti furniture pieces are on show at The Fornasetti Exhibition together with unseen drawings and paintings by the legendary Piero Fornasetti. The designer Barnaba Fornasetti, son of Piero, has produced a series of original works which symbolize the context in which they are displayed: the rich Burgundy soil, the strength with which they imbue Burgundy’s wines, as well as the sensitivity and femininity that are strong themes in the region. Then, he designed an original piece of furniture, The “L’Obélisque”, an exclusive label for a special edition to Maison Joseph Drouhin of their cuvée “Clos des Mouches, L’Ouvrée des Dames”, a symbol of femininity, and limited edition wooden cases each one adorned with an original motif. The exhibition is at Galerie Epokhé, in Beaune, Burgundy until January 29, 2012.
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[TRUMEAU “FUN FAN”]
The latest re-invention by Barnaba Fornasetti, a new variation on the “trumeau” theme which takes a sideways look at the iconic face of the singer Lina Cavalieri.
Material: Wood. Technique: hand-printed and hand-lacquered.
Concave mirror surrounded by four small convex mirrors, with truncated pyramid shaped frame.
Four convex mirrors decreasing in size with wooden frame
[Ceramic vase “Smilzo con cilindro nero”]
Hand made. Limited edition of 99 pieces.
[Ceramic vase “Serratura rigato rosso”]
Hand made. Limited edition of 499 pieces.
[Chair “Lux Gstaad”]
Wood. Printed, lacquered and painted by hand.
Obelisk in oak wood aged 30 years hand-lined with zinc-alloy plates, original one-off pieces from the 50’s, used for lithographic printing. The obelisk has a removable container used to store horizontally a Jéboam bottle (3 liters) of “Clos des Mouches” 2005 from the Maison Drouhin.
Hide and Seek photographic series by the French artist Frederique Daubal.
He cut out pages from fashion magazines and sliced them into fringe, looking like masks similar to Muslim niqābs.
You can find this and many others cool ‘body projects’ in the book Doppelganger, Images of the human being 2011, which is absolutely fantastic!!
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I went at Pictures on Walls to see the exhibition ‘Banksy: Marks and Stencils’ last month here in London (I know, I know, it should have been posted before), but what I found most interesting was the ‘separated’ show on the bottom floor, called ‘My Everyday Life’ by the French artist Dran.
Below, there is part of the show, with some cute cardboards customized by him. He connected creative ideas with the existent box messages.
Zip Tape Art or tape experiment project is an installation by the French artist Benoit Lemoine made of tape rolls in public spaces as they were giant zippers.
Working with simple materials in urban spaces, these birds timber huts contrast with the huge structures of Pompidou and highlights our fragile existence in this world.