Ceramicist and fabric designer Giuseppe Picone became a well-known name in Italy in the 1950s, then an international phenomenon in the 1960s. The son of a glass worker, Picone started by making gorgeous, colorful ceramics bearing his own unique symbolic style decorated with minimal repeating imagery such as suns, scissors, bicycles, wheat plants, and zebras. In the 1950s, he launched an artisan fashion line out of Rome which was sold by brands like Cole of California and Krizia in Milan, as well as being featured in publications like Harpers Bazaar and Vogue. This beautifully designed volume is the definitive collection of the Picone studios famous pretino figures, screen printed and hand painted fabrics, fanciful teapots, tableware, and modern furniture. All of Picones work is reminiscent of mid-century modern shapes, line work, and color, while cohesively forming the lifework of an artisan who dedicated his life to his unique craft for decades.