16 fashion designers are dressing up the Commedia Dell’Arte figurines (originally costumed by Franz Anton Bustelli in 1760).
The 16 designs issued in a limited edition of 25 celebrate Nymphenburg’s 260th anniversary represent eight pairs of characters from the Commedia Dell’Arte, an improvised comedy from the 16th century. There will also be a collector’s book joining the figurines with more than 1000 photos and an essay signed by a very famous art critic (Dr. Ronald Jones) decrypting the cultural and aesthetic significance behind this Commedia Dell’Arte 2008 Couture Edition. (you can find more pictures after the jump)
I find myself ever fascinated with this artisan work. Not only because I’m a two left handed person at times but also because it’s incredible how such delicate things come out from human hands in present times. However admiring such work doesn’t mean I also own or would like to own similar pieces. Do you? Would you buy figurines like that? Why?