Collaborations bring together Fantini’s savoir-faire with the creative visions of the art world’s most exciting figures.
Through our partnerships, we explore projects at the nexus of art, design, and craftsmanship, that combine our unique sets of skills and bring to life a singular creative vision.
Fantini Mosaici and the Brera Academy of Arts
Launching this September is the creation of an artistic mosaic laboratory within the Academy Art Programs.
Schwarzheide, Luc Tuymans, art collaboration
Venice Biennale 2019, Venice
Contemporary Belgian painter Luc Tuymans – best known for searing figurative paintings, often using a palette of greys, blacks and sepia tones – was the artist behind Schwarzheide. Fantini Mosaici recreated this 1986 oil-on-canvas piece in a site-specific marble mosaic that required 200,000 hand-cut tiles and covered the entire atrium floor of the 18th-century Palazzo Grassi in Venice. This significant collaboration was the centrepiece of Tuymans’ major retrospective La Pelle exhibition, concurrent with the 2019 Venice Biennale. Tuymans’ masterpiece was also the focal point of the Fantini Mosaici exhibition during Milan Design Week 2019.
Venetian Terrazzo Flooring, designed by Bobo Piccoli
Palazzo delle Stelline, Milan
Designed by leading Italian artist and industrial designer Augusto 'Bobo' Piccoli (1927-1981), the magnificent floors of the historic Palazzo delle Stelline – the first of many collaborations between Piccoli and the Fantini family – are as relevant to art and architecture today as they were when first installed in the ‘70s. In 2015, Fantini Mosaici undertook a significant renovation of the Palazzo delle Stelline floors, generating renewed interest in the work and vision of Piccoli.