“Long before I ever moved into the Palazzo Spini Feroni it was one of the buildings of Florence that I most admired and loved,” is how Salvatore Ferragamo describes the palace that in 1938 became the company’s headquarters in his autobiography.
From 8 May to 3 April 2016, in Palazzo Spini Feroni, on via Tornabuoni in Florence, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo will hold an exhibition on the palace’s centuries of history, celebrating the 150 years since Florence was named capital of the Kingdom of Italy and Palazzo Spini Feroni was chosen to be the city hall in 1865.
Curated by Stefania Ricci and Riccardo Spinelli, the exhibition will include prestigious works of art and documents from museums and private collections around the world and will tell the intricate stories behind the palace and its residents, in captivating displays created by set designer Maurizio Balò, thus sharing one of the most important buildings in the city’s urban landscape with Florence, Florentines and travellers.
While the exhibition showcases how the building’s historical and architectural value are extremely important for the city of Florence, it also brings the past into the present and highlights the close connection between Palazzo Spini Feroni, a magnificent example of Medieval architecture – which the Ferragamo family has painstakingly restored to its original splendour for the city – and Florence, a treasure trove of art, culture and tradition, reflecting quintessential Italian lifestyle, creativity and elegance.
(Source: Salvatore Ferragamo)