'Man, history and environment are all central elements of my work.'
Barbara Fornasir


The work of Barbara Fornasir highlights the contiguity between architecture and interior design and the expertise of the artisans who have made custom-made furniture for at least two centuries in Friuli Venezia Giulia. Without forgetting that the first chair makers were based in Gorizia ...







'The sails of Dane', created for the popular event known as 'Barcolana'; 2010

Renovation of 'Caffé Urbanis'; 2009
Conservative renovation for an historic coffee shop in Trieste, which perpetuates the urban story of Swiss coffee makers who, during the eighteenth century, opened a considerable number of bars and coffee shops in the Adriatic city of Trieste


Trieste che si muove; settings for the exhibition 'Il Piccolo in mostra'; 2006.

Born in Gorizia in 1951, Barbara Fornasir is an architect working in Trieste. She is specialized in renovations and restorations of historical buildings, including the Interior Design. She has also designed the settings and organized many cultural events e.g. Trieste che si muove and Biennale Internazionale Donna.

'Sedialibro'; 2017.
Is a large wooden book/box which opens and closes, creating a small interior reading area. It was designed for Expo Belle Arti in Milan, where Barbara Fornasir also recreated a full-size version of the well-know bookshop 'Saba', which is actually located in via San Nicolò, Trieste.

'Ca' Bembo', Istria Valley, Croatia
Project for the new reception in the renovated Castel Soardo-Bembo, now home to the Italian Community in Istria.