The creations of the historic Murano glassworks that this year celebrates its centennial are exhibited in the evocative setting of the Quirinal Palace, the official residence of the President of the Republic, considered to be at the heart of Italian politics, so much so that it is also known as the “Casa degli Italiani” – the “Home of the Italians”.
A tour of the Palace is a particularly moving experience because, on the one hand, it allows the visitor to discover an artistic, historic, and cultural heritage beyond compare, an expression of Italian industry, creativity, and genius, while on the other it provides the opportunity to learn about the headquarters of the President of the Republic, meeting with the highest institutional officials, the representatives of other states and of international and organisations, the exponents of civil society and private citizens.
The “Quirinale Contemporaneo” project aims to update the image of institutional offices by introducing important expressions of the genius and creativity of Italian artists, from the birth of the Republic to the present day: works of art and design objects that are a valuable public testimony of Italian excellence in this sector, which has never faded. Inside the Quirinale are many VENINI creations that have been selected for their inestimable symbolic value in the context of the history of art and design.
In the “Salone delle Feste – Grand Ballroom”, a unique creation holds centre stage: Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini’s iconic Fazzoletto, conceived in 1948 revisited and updated for the Centennial celebration and for the Quirinal. This exclusive creation, which takes the name of #VeniniFazzolettoTricolore, is dedicated to the 160 years of Italian unity and is characterised by the coloured bands of bright red, grass green, and cristallo.
Palazzo del Quirinale, Salone delle Feste, Vaso Fazzoletto tricolore di Fulvio Bianconi e Paolo Venini, foto Massimo Listri, 2021, su concessione del Segretario Generale della Presidenza della Repubblica