16 fashion designers are dressing up the Commedia Dellâ€™Arte figurines (originally costumed by Franz Anton Bustelli in 1760).
The 16 designs issued in a limited edition of 25 celebrate Nymphenburgâ€™s 260th anniversary represent eight pairs of characters from the Commedia Dellâ€™Arte, an improvised comedy from the 16th century. There will also be a collectorâ€™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 Dellâ€™Arte 2008 Couture Edition. (you can find more pictures after the jump)
I find myself ever fascinated with this artisan work. Not only because Iâ€™m a two left handed person at times but also because itâ€™s incredible how such delicate things come out from human hands in present times. However admiring such work doesnâ€™t mean I also own or would like to own similar pieces. Do you? Would you buy figurines like that? Why?