cole-and-son-macchine-volantio(Macchine Volanti - 97/1001) This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Italian painter/sculptor and interior decorator Piero Fornasetti. To celebrate this momentous occasion Cole & Son have collaborated once again with Italian design house Fornasetti. This collaborative effort has given birth to the stunning new collection that is Fornasetti II. Comprising fifteen designs, Cole & Son’s new collection follows the success of the first Fornasetti range, launched in 2008, delivering a repertoire of magical themes within a collection of designs that are at once iconic and covetable. cole-and-son-nuvolette(Nuvolette - 97/2007) The collection features archival motifs of clouds, umbrellas, flying machines and suits of armour by the late Piero Fornasetti, many of which are available in different colourways for the first time. Also featured are architectural friezes and borders which are designed so that different papers and motifs can be combined. cole-and-son-chiavi-segrete(Chiavi Segrete - 97/4011) Barnaba Fornasetti who now heads the company, continuing his fathers legacy had this to say about the collection. “I was thinking of doing something a little more than a normal wallpaper, to give the opportunity to have something to stick on the wall with some more fantasy,” Barnaba Fornasetti told Dezeen in an exclusive interview. “So I decided to do vertical rolls and horizontal rolls, and rolls that can be combined together. For example, we have the clouds that can be combined with balustrades and flying machines. You can choose to make only clouds with the balustrade or only a piece of the flying machine with clouds.” The collection is now available to view in-store at Jane Richards Interiors.
January 29, 2013 — Jane Richards

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