" Regal, dapper, his hat plonked firmly on his head, a sleek white moustache, something old-fashioned about him (something obvious, stubborn), something jazzed up in bizarre memories - wearing an acid green shirt scattered with typeface characters, accompanied by a plain grey flannel suit and a red waistcoat - Piero Fornasetti opened the chiming door of his shop (his Museum? his Office? his Bazaar?)
situated in via Brera, Milan"
Written Portrait by Patrick Mauriès
author of one of the most comprehensive books on Piero Fornasetti
He met him in Milan during the late '80s while working for Franco Maria Ricci.