Extra Ordinary Byblos Art Hotel
The photo-art volume features the extraordinary spaces of the Byblos Art Hotel-Villa Amistà.
In 1999, Dino Facchini, an entrepreneur active in the field of fashion, bought Villa Amistà, which had lain abandoned since the last World War.
Today Villa Amistà houses the Byblos Art Hotel, where history blends with contemporary artworks to generate a sense of wonder.
In the communal spaces (from the restaurant to the winery), as well as the guest rooms, are more than 200 site-specific installations, paintings and sculptures by international artists, including Vanessa Beecroft, Damien Hirst, Marc Quinn, Anish Kapoor, Giulio Paolini, Beatriz Millar, Peter Halley, furnishings and objects by designers Ron Arad, Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders, Ettore Sottsass, Eero Saarinen, Eero Aarnio and many others.
The surprising collection and the creative work in Villa Amistà are the subject of a photo shoot created for the book by Paolo Riolzi with the stylist Carolina Trabattoni. The volume, written by Maria Chiara Antonini, is enriched with contributions by Gabriella Belli, Massimo Minini, Mathias Facchini, Manuel Facchini and Paola Pimpi Amistà under the supervision of Beatriz Millar.
23 January 2024