Take a beautiful woman and start printing her face as a motif on almost anything, from ceramic plates to pillows to furniture. Fornasetti, one of the most influential and celebrated Italian designers, did so and made the face of beautiful soprano Lina Cavalieri become his signature motif. Since then, Fornasetti’s room accessories have become a must-have for cool interior decoration all over the world.
A perfect blend of chaos and order, Tokyo-based Italian designer Roberto Calbucci’s drawings stem from esoteric and abstract trains of thought he has. They look rather like schematics for imaginary machines of the distant future.