Fornasetti Profumi

Fornasetti Profumi was founded by Piero Fornasetti, an Artist, poet, designer, craftsman, printer - there is no one word that defines his unique talent. He was the visionary whose work transformed the decorative arts scene in the 20th century. Revered for his masterful application of two-dimensional art to three-dimensional form, he adapted drawings to objects, furniture, interiors, theatre sets, fashion, magazine covers, and books, deploying humor and poetry in the way he wrapped the illustrations about the objects and spaces.

During his early artistic forays were undertaken against a backdrop of emerging rationalism in architecture and surrealism in art. Classical architecture, the Renaissance and contemporary metaphysical painters such as de Chirico were a clear inspiration, but the carefully crafted motifs that these influences spawned, and the applications Fornasetti dreamt up, defied classification. Tema e Variazioni (Themes and Variations), a series of 500 adaptations of a black and white portrait of the opera singer Lina Cavalieri, became one of his best-known works.

 

 

Catene - Candle Large 1.9kg by Fornasetti Quick shop
Catene - Candle Large 1.9kg by Fornasetti
Fornasetti Profumi

Catene - Candle Large 1.9kg

$ 695.00

Infuse your home with the luxe charms of Fornasetti with the Chiavi scented candle - housed in a distinctive ceramic vessel.

Piero Fornasetti’s printed the ‘Catene’ pattern for the first time in 1946 (which predates his discovery of 19th century opera singer Lina Cavalieri’s face btw), and the detailed, classic, cartoonish print sums up the designer’s style nicely.
Fornasetti combines this marvellous chain pattern (‘catene’ being Italian for chains’) with the Otto fragrance, a mix of wild and aromatic Mediterranean herbs and the earthy scents of pine sap, samphire and ambergris.








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Catene - Candle 10.5oz by Fornasetti Quick shop
Catene - Candle 10.5oz by Fornasetti
Fornasetti Profumi

Catene - Candle 10.5oz

$ 230.00

Infuse your home with the luxe charms of Fornasetti with the Chiavi scented candle - housed in a distinctive ceramic vessel.

Piero Fornasetti’s printed the ‘Catene’ pattern for the first time in 1946 (which predates his discovery of 19th century opera singer Lina Cavalieri’s face btw), and the detailed, classic, cartoonish print sums up the designer’s style nicely.
Fornasetti combines this marvellous chain pattern (‘catene’ being Italian for chains’) with the Otto fragrance, a mix of wild and aromatic Mediterranean herbs and the earthy scents of pine sap, samphire and ambergris.








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Chiavi - Candle 10.5oz | Fornasetti | AEDES.COM Quick shop
Chiavi - Candle 10.5oz | Fornasetti | AEDES.COM
Fornasetti Profumi

Chiavi - Candle 10.5oz

$ 230.00

Infuse your home with the luxe charms of Fornasetti with the Chiavi scented candle - housed in a distinctive ceramic vessel.

Printed for the first time on a silk foulard by Piero Fornasetti in 1945, the Chiavi print depicts gold-tone keys to express the desire for freedom and openness. The ceramic jar houses an allergen-free vegetable wax three-wick candle, infused with Fornasetti’s redolent Otto scent – created in collaboration with master perfumer Olivier Polge, to evoke the woody complexity of wild Mediterranean herbs. Instantly recognisable as one of the Italian label’s signature designs, it will fill your home with the rich aroma of lavender, thyme, cedar wood, incense and labdanum.

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Cocktail - Candle 10.5oz | Fornasetti Quick shop
Cocktail - Candle 10.5oz | Fornasetti
Fornasetti Profumi

Cocktail - Candle 10.5oz

$ 215.00

Fornasetti’s white candle is housed in a ceramic vessel, which is printed with a string of charming motifs that nod to the art of cocktail making. Handcrafted in the UK, it’s poured with vegetable wax and fitted with a biodegradable cotton wick which, when burned, produces a fresh aroma of lavender, thyme and cedarwood. Use it as a playful accent to living and dining areas.

Fornasetti Candles combine Piero Fornasetti’s iconic designs with fragrances created by world-renowned perfumers, poured into hand-crafted ceramic objects of art, made in the Fornasetti Atelier in Milan, Italy.

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Diffuser Oil Refill - Otto Scent Quick shop
Diffuser Oil Refill - Otto Scent
Fornasetti Profumi

Diffuser Oil Refill - Otto Scent

$ 140.00

Revive your Fornasetti scent sphere with this Otto Refill & Reeds set. Made specifically for use with the fragrance diffusing spheres, this refill set includes one 500ml bottle of oil and 5 reeds. The signature Otto fragrance combines notes of lavender, thyme and smoky cedar to create a unique scent in your interior.
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Flora di Fornasetti - Large 3-Wick Candle 67oz by Fornasetti Quick shop
Flora di Fornasetti - Large 3-Wick Candle 67oz by Fornasetti
Fornasetti Profumi

Flora di Fornasetti - Grande 3-Wick - Candle 67oz

$ 640.00

‘Flora di Fornasetti’ is a beautiful and elegant white floral bouquet that makes its Fornasetti Profumi debut this Fall.

The scent is inspired partly by the lush flora that fills the gardens that envelope the Fornasetti house in Milan but also by the floral imagery created by Piero Fornasetti and taken from the vast archive.

The image that adorns this first candle is the haunting face of operatic muse Lina Cavalieri in the guise of the mythical fertility goddess ‘Flora’; one of the most iconic designs from the ‘Tema e Variazioni’ collection.

  • Top Notes:  Ivy, lily of the valley, white rose
  • Middle Notes: Iris, orange blossom, jasmine
  • Base Notes: Tuberose, sandalwood, musk
  • Perfumer: Emmanuel Philip
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Bacio - Candle 10.5oz by Fornasetti Quick shop
Bacio - Candle 10.5oz by Fornasetti
Fornasetti Profumi

Bacio - Candle 10.5oz

$ 215.00

For Piero Fornasetti, a single idea provided enough inspiration to create infinite variations. in fact, much of his work involved constant evolutions of specific themes. By allowing his imagination to roam freely Fornasetti was able to constantly reinvent or reinterpret any given image.

The most famous of these, the image that inspired Fornasetti to coin the title ‘tema e variazioni’, is the enigmatic face of a woman; the opera singer Lina Cavalieri. The archetypal classic female features and enigmatic expression of Lina Cavalieri became Fornasetti’s most frequently used template and upon which he based more than 350 variations.

'Otto' is the signature scent that was created by the master perfumer Olivier Polge, working in close collaboration with Barnaba. He captured the essence of Fornasetti by exploring the olfactory character of the family house and gardens, registering significant herbs and the woods of the interior. In the final scent, notes of thyme, lavender, orris and cedarwood evoke the personal environment, while ethereal incense notes at the base interpret the dream-like dimension of Fornasetti's graphic poetry.

  • Top Notes: Thyme, lavender
  • Middle Notes: Orris, cedarwood
  • Base Notes: Tolu balsam, incense, birch, labdanum
  • Perfumer: Olivier Polg
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Labbra - Candle 10.5oz by Fornasetti Quick shop
Labbra - Candle 10.5oz by Fornasetti
Fornasetti Profumi

Labbra - Candle 10.5oz

$ 215.00

This decor is an evolution of variations of red lips (‘Bacio’), kissing and smiling on a backdrop of black and white squares; a trend that has become a classic Fornasetti.

'Otto' is the signature scent that was created by the master perfumer Olivier Polge, working in close collaboration with Barnaba. He captured the essence of Fornasetti by exploring the olfactory character of the family house and gardens, registering significant herbs and the woods of the interior. In the final scent, notes of thyme, lavender, orris and cedarwood evoke the personal environment, while ethereal incense notes at the base interpret the dream-like dimension of Fornasetti's graphic poetry.

  • Top Notes: Thyme, lavender
  • Middle Notes: Iris, cedarwood
  • Base Notes: Tolu balsam, incense, birch, styrax, labdanum
  • Perfumer: Olivier Polge
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Burlesque - Candle 10.5oz by Fornasetti Quick shop
Burlesque - Candle 10.5oz by Fornasetti
Burlesque - Candle 10.5oz by Fornasetti
Burlesque - Candle 10.5oz by Fornasetti
Fornasetti Profumi

Burlesque - Candle 10.5oz

$ 215.00

Once again the archetypal classic female features and enigmatic expression of Lina Cavalieri come to the fore. Her image became Fornasetti’s most frequently used template and upon which he based more than 350 variations. Fornasetti has always claimed he chose this face for its enigmatic characteristic and its classical shape and traits.

The two images used in ‘Burlesque’ are ‘Tema e Variazioni’. n°78 (face with net) and n°22 (mask) in perfect burlesque style giving the candles a touch of transgression and irony in true Fornasetti style. Burlesque was originally designed for fashion store L’Eclaireur in Paris and has proved so successful that it has been brought into the main collection.

  • Top Notes: Thyme, lavender
  • Middle Notes: Orris, cedarwood
  • Base Notes: Tolu balsam, incense, birch, labdanum
  • Perfumer: Olivier Polg
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