Micaela le Divelec Lemmi, Executive Vice President and Chief
Corporate Operations Officer of Gucci, said, “Gucci’s history is closely
linked to the history of Florence, due to the extraordinary
resources—in terms of nature, craftsmanship and culture—that this city
and its people have to offer. For close to 100 years Gucci has stood out
as a leading brand that has made authentic Italian craftsmanship an
international phenomenon. We are proud to help preserve and highlight
the extraordinary artistic and cultural legacy that our city offers its
residents and enthusiasts from all over the world.”
this project—approximately 340,000 euros—were proceeds from the Gucci
Museo, a successful outcome of the plan to funnel 50% of the earnings
from ticket sales into a fund dedicated to safeguarding and restoring
the city’s most important works.
The tapestries will be exhibited
on a quarterly rotating basis in order to safeguard the quality of the
restoration. Palazzo Vecchio museum-goers will have the opportunity to
visit the tapestry exhibition in the renovated Sala dei Duecento (seat
of the Florence City Council).
Refurbishing the ten
sixteenth-century tapestries underscores the close ties that for nearly
100 years have linked Gucci to Florence and its major institutions and
reflects the fashion house’s intention to invest in safeguarding,
restoring and supporting its area of origin and its supply chain. The
company’s strong focus on sustainable and socially responsible
development distinguishes the brand in its field.
The Opificio delle Pietre Dure restored the tapestries at its tapestry conservation laboratory in the Palazzo Vecchio.