‘Il Piatto Forte’ exhibition at Fornasetti Store, Milan, Italy


This year, Fornasetti is marking its founder’s centenary, and in celebration it is staging a striking showcase of the artist and designer’s way with plates. Il Piatto Forte presents almost three thousand of Piero Fornasetti’s ceramic and porcelain plates from the 1950s and 60s. Table set ups and meals were Fornasetti’s strong passions. One of his most legendary and fondly remembered collections, called Giornali, was presented in Milan in the 1950s and featured a full set of newspaper-printed items, from table-cloths to cutlery. The exhibition also explores the process behind each item, showing original drawings and colour guides that Fornasetti used to make sure the final products matched his original vision.

Il Piatto Forte runs from 13 June to the 14 September 2013 in Milan.