Timeline

1913
Born: Milan, Italy
1930–1932
Studied at Brera Art Academy Milan, Italy
1940
Started collaborating with Gio Ponti on many projects, Milan, Italy
1943–1946
Exiled to Switzerland
1946
Returned to Milan, Italy
1951
Expanded his studio, Milan, Italy
1959
Neiman-Marcus Award for his contribution in the field of fashion
1970
Founded Galleria dei Bibliofili, Milan, Italy
1988
Died: Milan, Italy
1998
Christie’s, Los Angeles held an auction dedicated to Piero Fornasetti
Selected Museum Collections
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England

Exhibitions

2008
Carla Sozzani Gallery, Milan, Italy (solo exhibition)
2007
Luisa Delle Piane Gallery, Milan, Italy (solo exhibition)
2003–2004
Italian Institute of Culture of Washington, DC (solo exhibition), traveled to:
Italian Institute of Culture of San Francisco, CA; Italian Institute of Culture of Chicago, IL; Italian Institute of Culture of Toronto, Canada; Italian Institute of Culture of Los Angeles, CA
2002
Palais Royal, Paris, France (solo exhibition)
1991–1992
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England (solo exhibition)
1989
Gallery 280, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
1970
Galleria dei Bibliofili, Milan Italy (group exhibition)
1951
La Triennale di Milano, Milano, Italy (group exhibition)
1947
La Triennale di Milano, Milano, Italy (group exhibition)
1935
La Triennale di Milano, Milano, Italy (group exhibition)
1933
La Triennale di Milano, Milano, Italy (group exhibition)
University of Milan, Milano, Italy (group exhibition)

Literature

2005
Brigitte Fitoussi, Philippe Starck, and Barnaba Fornasetti. Piero Fornasetti: a conversation between Philippe Starck and Barnaba Fornasetti. New York: Assouline.
1998
Christie's. Important design: the life of Piero Fornasetti : auction, 16 May 1998. Los Angeles: Christie's.
1991
Patrick MaurieÌs. Fornasetti, designer of dreams. Boston, Mass.: Little, Brown.