Cole and Son is known for producing original and designer wallpapers which have been popular for centuries. This particular collection is a follow up to the hugely popular original Fornasetti Collection and follows in the same vein, with inspiration from the famous Italian designer of the same name. The second Fornasetti Collection launched in 2013 and has the same sense of originality, style and quirkiness of the first range. Eccentric and theatrical, it is a bold collection of unique motifs, fun characters and more.
There are fifteen designs in total in Fornasetti II and each combines the iconic with the classic and heritage of Cole and Son. Piero Fornasetti, the name who inspires the design, is still the name of a leading Italian design house run by his son Barnaba. Thousands of different motifs and images were created by Fornasetti in his time and he has inspired many other artists and designers. His son continues to design and create new pieces in his style and this Cole and Son collection is a celebration of similar motifs and ideas.
It is a highly decorative collection which Barnaba Fornasetti himself described as capturing ‘the magic essence of the Fornasetti world’ and there are many original and striking wallpapers in this collection. They are all finished to the exceptional quality you would expect from Cole and Son and incorporate some truly mesmerising and arresting motifs and patterns.
Cole and Son has been producing exceptional design work since the 19th century. They are known for their extensive range of wallpapers and their prestigious design archive, which holds over 2000 prints, wallpapers and designs in total. Their wallpapers can be found in some of the world’s most famous residences and buildings including the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.
The diverse range of patterns and iconic designs in the Fornasetti II Collection include the quirky fish-themed Acquario. Acquario incorporates a range of illustrative fish motifs which swim gently across your walls. The collection also includes the steampunk-esque Macchine Voltanti wallpapers which bring to life that period in time where scientific exploration and air transport were at their height. Again this wallpaper has a highly illustrative and graphic appearance which adds real character to your home. Another bold design in the collection is Nottambule. This is particularly popular because it features the wide-eyed owl motif that Piero Fornasetti was known to be a big fan of. They look beautiful both below and above a dado rail and the owls themselves are intricately engraved in ink and upon bright and bold backgrounds. These are just some of the many beautiful and original designs in the Fornasetti II Collection and it has shown itself to be at least as popular, if not more so, than the original Fornasetti range by this designer.
Cole and Son wallpapers can be found in stately homes around the world but they can also be found in many contemporary homes. Their range if diverse and can be enjoyed in any type of home, bringing character and charm to any space.
You can explore the full range of Fornasetti II wallpapers by Cole and Son at Naken Interiors below.