In the 15th century architect Michele Sanmicheli started from the ruins of a Roman ‘casa forte’ to design the central part of the villa in Venetian style. The current building, a work of architect Ignazio Pellegrini, dates back to the 18th century. Inside the villa paintings and original finds of both periods can be admired after careful renovations.
Villa Amistà is a combination of historic and contemporary pieces of furniture, resulting from the inventiveness of the well-know designer ALESSANDRO MENDINI, and with several artworks by world-famous artists, that have made the villa a real museum of contemporary art and design.
The originality of Byblos Art Hotel interior design is the result of the inventiveness of Alessandro Mendini, the architect and designer, who has merged in contemporary elements in the classic Villa Amistà.
Bright colors and plastic shapes are combined with paintings and marble elements in the 17th century rooms to create a unique and exclusive project: a permanent exhibition of some of the world-best artists and designers, such as Ron Arad, Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders, Ettore Sottsass, Eero Saarinen, Eero Aarnio and many more.
The project Byblos Casa by Mendini is to be inspired by the same philosophy: furniture and style objects representing a brilliant “Revival” style, starting from the famous “Proust’s armchair”.
Classicism and modernity are combined to create an atmosphere that is rich of memory and remembrances, yet blinking at the future.
Byblos Casa connects the contemporary style of Byblos fashion label, which means colors, glamour prints and an innovative use of fabrics patchworks, together with the creative skills of atelier Mendini, which also includes the contribute of other important designers like Anna Gili, Bruno Gregori, Margarini-Morra, Beatriz Millar.
A beautiful park of 20.00 square meters offers an evocative setting with fountains made from Verona marble and an elegant deck level swimming pool of classic shape. In the Italian garden, in its interpretation that was popular in the eighteenth century, there are magnificent secular plants.
OASI & RELAX
Our Oasis Relax, a private area surrounded by an ancient park, pampers you with its two hot tubs with chromotherapy. This corner of external health, completely covered with teak parquet, is characterized by its designer decor colorful and meticulous attention to details: the environment will in fact surrounded by a careful selection of floral that will make the experience even more pleasant environment it’s relaxing. The area can also be reserved exclusively by the guests who want to experience the all-encompassing.
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