Scimmie - Scented Candle
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Piero Fornasetti was a Milanese painter, sculptor, interior decorator and printer of books. His creative output, handed down and reinterpreted today by his son Barnaba, is composed of a visual vocabulary that is instantly recognisable. Fornasetti conveys a sense of the poetic and magical through its depiction of a dream world filled with whimsical humour. The ‘Fornasetti Profumi per la Casa’ collection brings this unique world to life through a selection of hand crafted and scented decorative objects.
The ‘Scimmie’ Scented Candle decor by Piero Fornasetti featuring drunken monkeys with various styles of glasses and chalices was originally used to decorate the Dulciora Pastry Shop in Milan in 1950. In 2006 Barnaba Fornasetti designed the interior for L'Eclaireur bar and restaurant on Rue Boissy d'Anglais in Paris. Several evocative settings were created by drawing on classic Fornasetti decors but also by using some of the themes from the Dulciora Pastry Shop, including the drunken monkeys. The design also features on the complimentary Large Scented Candle from the original Fornasetti Profumi collection.
‘Otto’, the signature scent of the Fornasetti Profumi collection, is sophisticated and unique; transcending time, season, gender and borders. Created by master perfumer Olivier Polge it makes use of ingredients that are of personal significance to Barnaba - Mediterranean herbs that were found in and around the family home, woods often utilised in interiors designs or pieces of furniture created by Fornasetti. Other more ethereal ingredients - such as incense - conjure a latent spirituality or sense of dreamscape that is often present in Fornasetti graphic poetry.