(10 November 1913 - 9 October 1988)
Piero Fornasetti was an Italian painter, sculptor, interior decorator and engraver.
He lived most of his life in Milan. Piero Fornasetti created more than 11,000 art pieces; many of them (more than 350 elements) are featured by the face of a woman, operatic soprano Lina Cavalieri, as a motif.
Other common features in his work include heavy use of black and white, the sun and time. His style is reminiscent of Greek and Roman architecture, by which he was heavily influenced.
Today it is most common to see Fornasettis style in fashion and room accessories such as scarves, ties, lamps, furniture, china plates and tables.
His son, Barnaba Fornasetti, continues to design in his fathers name.