Artist, designer, interior decorator, sculptor, engraver… Fornasetti, born in 1913, spent most of artistic life in Milan creating and designing his pieces. He studied at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts and at the Castello Sforzesco school in Milan. No material was off limits, Fornasetti was known to work with glass, textiles, wood and porcelain. His most renowned creations ranged from lithographs on furniture, inspired heavily by Greek and Roman architecture, such as the Paladiana (1950) to playful designs on household objects (trays, coasters, stands etc.).