Original 1950s Italian Piero Fornasetti Hot-Air Balloon Tray - SOLD


Original 1950s Italian Large transfer-decorated metal tray with hot-air balloon designed by Piero Fornasetti.

Fun and rare, this is a charming decorative piece features a beautiful aged patina.



Height: 5.5cm

Width: 50.5cm

Depth: 39cm


About the designer:

The Italian artist, illustrator and furniture maker Piero Fornasetti was one of the wittiest and most imaginative design talents of the 20th century. He crafted an inimitable decorative style from a personal vocabulary of images that included birds, butterflies, hot-air balloons, architecture and — most frequently, and in some 500 variations — an enigmatic woman’s face.

Fornasetti used transfer prints of these images, rendered in the style of engravings, to decorate an endless variety of furnishings and housewares that ranged from chairs, tables and desks to dinner plates, lamps and umbrella stands. His work is archly clever, often surreal and always fun.



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