Step from the hustle and bustle of Rome’s busy Via Del Corso into the cool, marble interior of Palazzo Fendi, the home of Italy’s iconic Fendi fashion label and, as of this year, also the location of a new suite of seven boutique hotel rooms, a restaurant, and a private apartment for Fendi’s top international clientele.
Palazzo Fendi’s “Roman Lounge”, the brainchild of Dimore Studio’s Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci, is a symphony in sympathetic design, cleverly combining mid-century design details with the original beauty of the building’s baroque
aesthetic. Exaggerated, carved scrolls, volutes, and floral details adorn the surfaces of the sage-washed walls, doors, cornices, and pillars, evoking the baroque extravagance of the Renaissance age. Of particular note is the custom-designed glass tube installation in the foyer (your first view as you exit the apartment’s private lift), and the 16-seater square dining room table, surrounded by Fratelli Levaggi chairs from Liguria, each of which is upholstered in vintage 1920s fabric.
The overall effect is a backdrop of understated classic style, with modern and vintage design accents seamlessly blended to create a space that speaks simultaneously of high luxury and comfort — very much like the ethos of the Fendi fashion label itself.
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