Villa Medici

Rome / December 15, 2022

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On 15 December 2022, the refurbishment curated in collaboration with Fendi Casa of the six historic Salons of Villa Medici in Rome was inaugurated with a press event.

The project, also inspired by the desire to establish a dialogue between existing heritage and contemporary design, features three of our Fendi Casa collections, contributing to giving the salons a new atmosphere: a composition of the Sandia sofa in an orange-rust shade in the Petit Salon, the Totu chairs in the Salon De Musique, and the Groove&Groovy armchairs with ottomans in the Salon Bleu.

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The French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici

Founded in 1666 by Louis XIV, the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici is a French establishment located, since 1803, in the Villa Medici, a 16th­ century villa surrounded by a seventeen-acre park, on Mount Pincio, in the heart of Rome.

A national public institution under the authority of the Ministry of Culture, the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici fulfils three complementary missions: to welcome high-level artists, creators and art historians in residence for one-year stays or shorter; to set up a cultural and artistic programme that includes all fields of the arts and creation and is aimed at a brod audience; to conserve, restore, study, and make its architectural and landscape heritage, as well as its art collections, known to the public.

The French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici is directed by Sam Stourdze.


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Ph. credits: Daniele Molajoli