A makeover of Rome’s French Academy at Villa Medici was unveiled by Fendi, in collaboration with Mobilier Nationwide. The Roman home labored on six salons inside the Sixteenth-century palazzo, making a sequence of areas ‘that can encourage creativity and modern design’.
The undertaking was led by Fendi’s creative director of couture and womenswear, Kim Jones, and Silvia Venturini Fendi, creative director of equipment and menswear, and contains a union between modern design and illustrious heritage. ‘This makes Villa Medici a spot that perpetuates distinctive know-how whereas creating the heritage of tomorrow,’ reads a be aware from Fendi.
This strategy is consistent with Villa Medici architectural and aesthetic historical past: the multi-layered constructing was first erected through the Renaissance, and was tailored and tweaked over the centuries, up till the Sixties and Seventies, when then-director, painter Balthus, gave the villa’s gardens a brand new look, and the 2000s, when scenographer Richard Peduzzi gave a few of its areas a contemporary interpretation.
Fendi and Villa Medici: heritage and modern design
Jones and Venturini Fendi selected color because the unifying aspect for the event of Villa Medici, drawing from the Fendi structure division to interpret the Salons by way of a mix of inside design and conservation-restoration. Every room’s palette was influenced by the present wall work, with custom-designed hand-knotted carpets comprised of recycled French wool and that includes graduate shades.
‘The undertaking was impressed by the need to create a dialogue between the present heritage and modern designs,’ continues the corporate’s be aware.
Inside the rooms are specifically commissioned items by designers together with Chiara Andreatti, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and Toan Nguyen. The furnishings designs are knowledgeable by the historic environments: as an example, Duchaufour-Lawrance’s tables for the Salon des Pensionnaires, Salon de Lecture and Salon Bleu designs are knowledgeable by Roman structure and textures.
The areas additionally characteristic the Virgola chairs and Welcome couch by Andreatti, in addition to items she designed for Fendi Casa’s newest furnishings assortment. Extra items from the Fendi Casa collections embrace Nguyen’s Sandia couch, rendered for the event in a heat orange hue and positioned within the Petit Salon. Elsewhere, the Bouroullec’s Belleville Armchairs for Vitra take centre stage inside the grandiose areas of the Villa Medici Grand Salon.
The collaboration between Fendi and Mobilier Nationwide resulted in a sequence of creative masterpieces being dotted across the palazzo: all through its rooms are fashionable and modern artworks by the likes of Louise Bourgeois, Sheila Hicks, Aurelie Nemours, Alicia Penalba and Sonia Delaunay, in addition to Raoul Ubac, Edoardo Chillida and Patrick Corillon. Particular consideration was additionally paid to sound, with the set up is a sequence of customised acoustic panels hid behind the tapestries, by Devialet.
Concludes the corporate’s be aware: ‘Fendi endorses its dedication in the direction of the preservation of the creative patrimony by way of this unique partnership and patronage, fuelling the Maison’s ever-lasting reference to the Everlasting Metropolis, all through the entire initiative, a significant supply of inspiration.
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