The location was special: the Palazzo dell’Arte della Lana in the heart of Florence, just behind Palazzo della Signoria. It has a very imposing entrance hall from the Portico by Buontalenti and such an amazing fresco made by the Maestro del Bargello inside a niche on the ground floor.
We immediately decided to apply the very first architectural rulewe learned in Florence when we were students, genius loci, which respects and highlights the character of the building.
That’s the reason why here in Florence the Corneliani boutique retains the architectural features of this particular location. For example, the presence of the Florentine walls was completely respected and the displays reduced to a minimum. The colours of walls and other materials, like wood and marble, were given a slightly matte finish too.