Huawei Consumer Business Group has unveiled its first special edition watch, styled by renowned Italian designer Barnaba Fornasetti for guests of the Vogue China tenth anniversary celebrations. This gift represents a collaboration between Huawei, Vogue China and Fornasetti that seamlessly marries art, design and modern technology. The watch will only be available as gifts to guests of the Vogue China tenth anniversary party, sponsored by Huawei, which marks the closure of Milan Fashion Week. The world-famous fashion photographer Mario Testino, and supermodels Karlie Kloss and Sean O’Pry, who featured in the Huawei Watch advertising campaign and photo shoot, will attend the exclusive event.
The Fornasetti-designed watch allows users to stay connected wherever they are, with notifications for calls, texts, instant messages and emails.
The exclusive design of the watch face includes the iconic Fornasetti “Tema e Variazioni” motif, with the watch strap and accompanying box both designed using the classic green “Malachite”, typical of Fornasetti’s designs. The box also showcases the instantly-recognisable Fornasetti keyhole.
The brand dates back to the twentieth century and was started by Piero Fornasetti, styled as a ‘designer of dreams’. In terms of decorative ideas, the company’s production of objects and furniture is one of the largest of the 20th century. Fornasetti’s son, Barnaba, is perpetuating the Fornasetti tradition by continuing to produce and re-invent designs, sharing his father’s true artistic vision and roots in an artisan approach.