The Salvatore Ferragamo Museum is a company museum, dedicated to the history of the company, to the life of its founder Salvatore Ferragamo and his creations: footwear, synthesis of aesthetics and craftsmanship innovative, yet today’s core business.
Opened in May 1995, the museum was born to the Ferragamo family with the desire to make know to the public around the world the artistic qualities of Ferragamo and the role it has played in the history not only of the shoe, but also of international fashion. The Salvatore Ferragamo museum was a pioneer in this area, anticipating a most recent phenomenon, which has spread especially in recent years in business, to create a museum that shows products as examples of durability and excellence of the company.
Like most of the company museums, the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, was born from the vision of entrepreneur, in this case the widow of Salvatore, Wanda, at the helm of the company since 1960, the year of the death of the founder, and her six children. In particular was Fiamma, the eldest of the brothers, in charge, after the death of his father, the commodity sector’s most important asset, the shoes and leather accesories.
The first idea of the museum began to emerge during the organization of an exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi on the story of Salvatore Ferragamo, a show that has become over time traveling, hosted by the most important museums in the world, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the County Museum il Los Angeles, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Sogestu Kay Foundation in Tokyo, the Museum des Bellas Artes in Mexico City.
The interior has been designed to create a warm and welcoming ambient as a private home, and at the sime time, to interpret the most modern and advanced display techniques through documents, photographs, films, able to make the visit enjoyable and instructive, especially for young people.