FENDI & la Villa Médicis collaborate for the refurbishment of 6 reception rooms at the Villa while creating the heritage of the future

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Years ago I had the great pleasure of visiting la Villa Médicis, the first time was when the French artist Theo Mercier was doing a residence there and the second time was for a dinner when Frédéric Mitterrand was the director of the Academy of France in Rome, la Villa Médicis. It is with great pleasure that I read about the collaboration between FENDI and la Villa Médicis for the refurbishment of 6 reception rooms of the la Villa Médicis with the support of Mobilier national. The majestic Grand Salon will have a new decor showcasing creativity and contemporary design. The metamorphosis is based on the dialogue between design and heritage, making the la Villa Médicis a vision of the heritage of tomorrow. The origin of the la Villa Médicis architecture is from the beginning of the Renaissance crossing centuries with paintings from Balthus from 1960-70 and the set designer, Richard Peduzzi from the beginning of the 2000’s when Peduzzi was the director there.

The vision is from the two artistic directors of the project, Kim Jones, artistic director of the Couture and women’s ready to wear women’s collections and Silvia Venturini Fendi, artistic director of Accessories and Men’s collections of FENDI. FENDI CASA designers were invited to collaborate with a selection of pieces from the Italian designer Chiara Andreatti and French designer Noe Duchaufour-Lawrence, Ronan and Erwan Bourollec and Toan Nguyen.

FENDI reaffirms its commitment to the preservation of artistic heritage through an exclusive partnership and sponsorship, further strengthening FENDI’S unbreakable link with the eternal city, a major source of inspiration throughout this project.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.