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Decorative arts design house, Fornasetti have brought their playful touch to an unmissable new exhibition, Practical Quotes, at Rome’s historic Palazzo Altemps. A 15th century palace housing exquisite Renaissance artworks and antiquities, Palazzo Altemps celebrates its 20th year open to the public with the showcase of over 800 pieces from the Fornasetti archive.

Known for their instantly-recognisable images of soprano, Lina Cavalieri’s face (the muse of founder Piero Fornasetti), the design house is an iconic Italian creative institution. Inspired by Greek and Roman arts, painter and sculptor Piero Fornasetti mischievously mixed classical motifs and style with subversive and surreal flourishes. Cavalieri’s face has been reinterpreted over 500 times, adorning plates and decorative homeware items. In fact, Cavalieri was very fond of Hotel de Russie and a regular guest.

The captivating Practical Quotes exhibition humorously juxtaposes witty Fornasetti works amid Palazzo Altemps’ historical masterpieces. Classical sculpted figures stand alongsideFornasetti’s whimsical interpretations of them, ceramic cats recline on ancient ruins, and cheeky illustrations adorn the walls.

Art lovers and design fans will love Hotel de Russie’s Fornasetti Package,which includes two tickets to visit the exhibition.Discover the history and heritage of the enchanting brand and enjoy esteemed Rocco Forte Hotels hospitality in the Eternal City.

Just a short walk from Palazzo Altemps, the stylish Hotel de Russie is one of Rome’s most alluring destinations. Voted the Number One Hotel in Rome at the 2017 Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards, it offers sumptuous rooms and suites, an exquisite garden restaurant and a serene spa. You’ll fall in love with the world of Fornasetti even further in one of Hotel de Russie’s executive suites, which have been beautifully decorated in Fornasetti wallpaper.

To enquire or book Hotel de Russie’s Fornasetti Package, call +39 06 32 88 81 or email reservations.derussie@roccofortehotels.com

Practical Quotes, Palazzo Altemps until 6th May 2018.

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