St Leger & Viney: Cole & Son Fornasetti
Comprising fifteen designs, Fornasetti II delivers a repertoire of magical themes within a collection of wallpapers that are at once iconic and covetable. Now available locally through St Leger & Viney.
Eccentric motifs of fantastical flying machines, architectural details, playful monkeys, keys and owls all evoke a theatrical and whimsical world. Let’s take a closer look at some of our favourites in this collection:
The fish theme appears in some of the earliest Fornasetti work, and this design adopts some of the motifs used on decorative trays. Picked for their whimsical and naive appearance and set on a subtle washed background. This design repeats on a single roll at 68.5cm wide.
Featuring an assortment of old fashioned pen nibs in an array of burnished metallics, Pennini has been designed as a frieze, to be hung horizontally around a room. At 52cm high Pennini is offered in a sophisticated palette of parchment with iridescent aquas and blues, charcoal with bronze and pewter, linen with golds and coppers and powder blue with silvers, golds and gilders.
The most whimsical and magical design within this collection, Magia Domestica, featured above, with its suit of armour, invitingly open door, bookcases and drawn curtains creates a world within a world. Produced as ten panels all at 52cm wide, the entire design is modular, repeatable and can be put together in any configuration. Sold as either a complete set of 10 panels, or as a choice of two 5 panel sets.
Featured below, Nicche comprises a number of well-proportioned trompe l’oeil niches, Nicchie was originally conceived as a decorative screen in the 1950’s. Re-structured to work as a wallpaper, this unmistakeably Fornasetti crosshatched design features a surreal assortment of mandolins, fruit, keys and hourglasses. This design repeats on a single roll at 68.5cm wide.
Floating on a new version of Nuvole, the wondrous flying machines of Macchine Volanti hang amongst the clouds evoking the romantic New World of scientific exploration. This design has been devised so that it directly co-ordinates with both Nuvolette and Balaustra and is a total of 137cm wide, thereby being sold as a set comprising two wide width rolls of 68.5cm each.
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