Fortunato Depero

Italy 1892 - 1960

Design, Futurism

Fortunato Depero
Fortunato Depero
Male
Italy
1892
March 2, 2013
Balasz Takac is alias of Vladimir Bjelicic who is actively engaged in art criticism, curatorial and artistic practice.

In 1919 Depero founded the “Casa d’Arte Futurista” (House of Futurist Art) in Rovereto, which specialised in producing toys, tapestries and furniture in the futurist style. In 1925 he represented the futurists at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts). In 1927 he created for the publisher Dinamo-Azari of Milan one of his most famous objects–the so-called “bolted book” entitled Depero futurista to celebrate the fourteenth anniversary of Futurism.

Featured image: Fortunato Depero – Manifest Campari, 1926 – image courtesy of Pinterest