Fornasetti near you

by Johanne

It’s no secret that we love Urban Barn.

We’ve featured the Canadian company countless times here on White Cabana, probably because we think the products are fun and trendy and we’ve got experience with them ourselves as long-time customers.

Today we’re featuring these lovely Fornasetti paperweights currently available at UB. We all know that Jordana has a bit of a thing for Fornasetti– the Milanese artist has been featured here before to much swooning and acclaim.

For those of us who are on a budget and can’t afford (yet) a Fornasetti print, plate, sculpture, etc., these paperweights at Urban Barn feature iconic Fornasetti images and are a great entry-point into the style and beauty that defines the designer’s career. At $3 each for the small paperweights “Tea” and “Eye,” and $15 for the larger “Visage” piece, there’s no reason to skip these for yourself or as a gift for someone special.

Images courtesy of Urban Barn.


  1. Troy March 2, 2011

    Umm are you sure these are real Fornasetti?

    Have you seen the bottom of these pieces? Do they have the estate logo?

    I hope you’re not encouraging people to buy knock-offs…Friends don’t let friends buy fake…

  2. Johanne March 2, 2011

    Hi Troy!

    Thanks so much for your comment pointing this out about the Fornasetti paperweights. I can only assume that the folks at Urban Barn did their homework and made sure that these are by-the-book.

    I’m going to ask Urban Barn and respond back here on this comment form.

  3. Jordana March 2, 2011

    With prices as low as $3, I’m pretty sure these are not original Fornasetti pieces. How do reproduction licenses work? I’m just not sure.

  4. Urban Barn March 17, 2011


    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We have contacted our supplier to confirm that the images are properly licensed. We do not support unlawful reproduction and will seriously be looking into this product.

    Thanks you,

    Urban Barn

    • Johanne March 17, 2011

      Hi Urban Barn,

      Thank you for looking into this little matter of the Fornasetti paper weights for us. They truly are delightful and we are looking forward to hearing news about your research into this.

      Thank you for responding to our reader comments/concerns.


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