Palladium Group is an active player in Arts and Culture through the organization of projects and initiatives developed mainly in France and Italy, the first two countries where the Group has started its activities since the beginning of the last century. In France, the Group has developed the Espace Kiron, the Edition du Felin and the Gallerie Kiron.
In 1982, the Kiron Espace was established in France, its goals include the study and communication of culture with operations in Europe and the U.S., through the creation of a multi-disciplinary center. It promoted, until 2010, various projects and activities in the fields of visual arts, theatre, music, audio-visual production and publishing – with the Edition du Felin – representing a ‘unique’ integration of intelligence and multi-cultural creativity, in line with the values of the Palladium Group. The eponymous gallery manages the collection of artwork of the Group.
Today Edition du Felin is an independent publishing house that leads its readers to discover the contemporary world with the common denominator of innovation in ideas and passions.
In Italy, Palladium Group supports the Augusto Rancilio Foundation established in 1983 in memory of Arch. Augusto Rancilio and dedicated to him following his tragic death at the age of 26 years. The Foundation – which has a recognized legal personality by Regione Lombardia – promotes projects and activities in the fields of architecture, design and urban planning, with a particular interest in supporting young professionals as they enter their working lives.
It also deals in the protection, promotion and enhancement of artistic and historical matters with special reference to Villa Arconati-FAR in Bollate, one of the most important examples of the Lombard ”Pleasure Villas”, close to Milan. It is here that the Foundation, as well as promoting cultural and educational activities, is engaged in an important restoration project of the Villa and its gardens. The aim of the project is not only to give this place of heritage back to the community, but also to develop, through a contemporary and international lens, a place of architecture and art that in the past was known as the ”Versailles of Milan”.