During Milan Design Week, Fornace Brioni presents a new collection designed by Cristina
Celestino, the art director of the brand, revealing the new phase launched by the historic Mantua based company.
Cristina Celestino continues her collaboration with Fornace Brioni, creating a new chapter: Scenografica.
The collection is based on the work of the great set designers of the Italian Baroque, known
for their magnificent temporary works of architecture. The red thread is the theme of illusion, which in the Baroque era was the true protagonist of the theatrical experience: artifice and art meet on the stage to generate amazement and wonder in the audience.
Among the most illustrious references, there is the work of the Galli da Bibbiena family,
which from the middle of the 17th century to the end of the 18th century, worked in the
Mantua area, home of the historic Fornace Brioni. This family stood out for the creation of
true masterpieces, like the “Scientific Theater” in Mantua and the church of Sant’Antonio
Abate at Villa Pasquali.
Taking her cue from these inventions with their recurring graphic signs and a variegated,
impressive range of colors, the designer has developed a process of penetrating abstraction,
creating a collection composed of contemporary, evocative floors, facings and partitions.
Design: Cristina Celestino
Development: Alice Maffi, Imma Pezzella, Clémence Plumelet
Pr communication: Martina Gamboni – Strategic Footprints
Photo credits: Cristina Celestino Studio www.fornacebrioni.it