Thursday, August 26, 2010

a name with a face

I present to you the third installment of "iconic wallpapers: the history."  Okay, so there really isn't an iconic wallpaper series, but after this post and this one I'm starting to feel like this is turning into a habit:)

Today, we will study Fornasetti and his classic series of faces.

When I saw this wallpaper it was love at first sight, but I had no idea that it was based on a design from the infamous Italian designer.  Fornasetti produced a plate series with over 350 variations of the same face and this series was eventually recreated as wallpaper. 

love, love, love

When I asked the brunette about this wallpaper she informed me of Fornasetti and how his "face designs" are now featured on tons of home furnishing items.  She's in love with these chairs. 
(Remember, she is a trained designer with like a degree and everything so she always knows these things)

Here's a few of my favorites from his plate series...aren't they amazing?!? 
Go here to check out these plates and hundreds of other Fornasetti designs

Seriously, who wouldn't love this collection...

I feel a new obsession coming over me...

This is genius and a great alternative to the $183 plates...
This clever lady found a piece of the wallpaper and just framed the faces...super cool and cost it!!

Fornasetti's work is truly amazing and his story is very interesting.  Seriously, it's worth visiting his website just to learn a thing or two;)
~the blonde


  1. That was a good idea to frame the wallpaper cut-outs. The hobbyist side of me would suggest that you might also cut out the paper in the circular shapes and decoupage them onto dollar store or flea market plates.

  2. Such a clever idea, and definitely more economically to achieve a similair lokk which no one else will have (untill now, going out searching)