Illustrating Fornasetti’s distinctive yet playful re-imagining of the zodiac and conjuring a world of mystery and destiny, the celestial ‘Astronomici’ design was originally unveiled in the 1950’s as a collection of porcelain plates for the Atelier. Later, Fornasetti was given the opportunity to decorate the Andrea Doria ship with this design; an Italian Ocean liner headed to New York City that was later wrecked in 1956 during a voyage.
Mediterranean herbs that were found in and around the family home, woods often utilized in interior 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.
Top: Thyme, Lavender
Heart: Oris, Cedarwood
Base: Tolu Balsam, Incense, Birch/Styrax, Labdanum
Burn Time: approximately 60 hours