The Palazzo, where Mariano Fortuny lived, is now the Fortuny Museum filled with Mariano Fortuny's original artwork, fabrics, and inventions.
A bust of Mariano Fortuny.
A Fortuny dress would be perfect for traveling. You could twist it into a small ball, and it would unfold into an elegant dress.
Of course, Steve loved this Fortuny designed industrial light!
The highlight of the evening was a talk given by art dealer and collector, Axel Vervoordt! It was like listening to poetry...
"Time is an Artist."
"Leave Space for Nature."
Axel Vervoordt has created several art exhibits at the Fortuny Museum. The idea of showing artwork in a space that isn't stark and white seems so obvious now that Axel Vervoordt has done it! He truly is an innovator.
The next day, Steve and I walked through Venice taking in all of the beauty before heading home.
For those of you who asked, Steve and I were fortunate to get on a flight out of Paris before they shut down the airport due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland!
Thank you again to Meg Touborg and Peter Sallick of Design Investors and Keith Granet of Granet and Associates for hosting one of the most memorable experiences of our life! A special thank you to Dana-Christine Colla for all of her hard work in organizing this event. I can't even imagine how complicated it was, but she made it look so easy!