In the fall of 1919 the eclectic futurist artist Fortunato Depero (1892-1960) founded the Casa d'Arte Futurista,
a studio-workshop in Rovereto where with the help of his newlywed wife Rosetta he designed and produced
a vast quantity of toys, decorative objects, graphic designs, tapestries and furniture.
The decorative tapestries and cloth-marquetries were designed by Depero
and then put together by Rosetta and a group of women workers under her direction.
Fortunato and Rosetta during their first two-year sojourn in New York.
She is holding the famous Bolted Book.
Chiocce con pulcini, relief, 1913-15
Complesso di uccelli tropicali, sketch, 1918
Topi, intreccio a croce, 1920
Pellicano paradiso, 1923
Quattro serpenti, 1925
In 1925 Depero took part with a personal room in the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs
et Industriels Modernes in Paris, a very important exhibit of industrial and decorative arts
which introduced the Art Deco movement to the world.
Birds, decorative frieze, 1952-53
In his later years, Depero revisited many themes from his previous works.
In 1957 he founded his own museum in Rovereto, the Casa Museo Depero,
which after a long restoration finally reopened to the public in 2009.
You can find a wealth of photos from the museum at designboom.
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