I am glad I’ve been invited to give my personal artistic interpretation of this stunning Casino. Neoclassical architecture is a theme that is very dear to me: deeply rooted in the history of the Fornasetti artistic oeuvre, and very recurrent as well. This project to me represents a way of relating to Lord Charlemont, and I surely hope I contributed in enhancing his idea, and dream, of bringing an Italian Arcadia in Ireland
Piero’s son, Barnaba, is perpetuating the Fornasetti tradition by continuing to produce, and revive, Fornasetti designs. At the helm of the company and its creative heart, Barnaba is the custodian of his father’s legacy. An abundance of important motifs have emerged from the Fornasetti archive thanks to his skilful tenacity and dedication. The Fornasetti Atelier is currently managed by him, who has successfully maintained in-house production, revived as well as reinterpreted his father’s designs. Barnaba also works in collaboration with specialised companies entrusted to produce licensed products under the Fornasetti mark. Photo credit Hugh Findletar.