Chapter 3 : the refurbishment of the guest rooms

The third chapter of the Reenchanting Villa Medici project, led by the French Academy in Rome and the Mobilier national with the support and guidance of the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation, encourages creation in the specific field of craftsmanship and design, through the launch of several successive calls for projects aimed at refurbishing nine guest rooms in the historic Villa Medici building.

Also supported by the Banque Populaire Foundation and Maison Tréca, these calls for projects bring in contemporary designers, architects and artists working in teams with craftsmen to combine their know-how and give a new identity to the guest rooms.

The first call, launched in autumn 2022, is for the refurbishment of three rooms by 2023, and will be followed by two more calls in the coming months for a total of nine refurbished rooms.

Calendar of calls for projects for guest rooms :

View of the guest rooms before their refurbishment


Sponsors of the refurbishment of Villa Medici’s guest rooms :

Cover image © Daniele Molajoli