Byblos Art Hotel

“This classical Venetian style villa is a glorious example of 15th century Baroque style where tradition blends harmoniously with modern design by the well-known architect Alessandro Mendini.  Located in the heart of Valpolicella – 15 minutes drive from the romantic town of Verona, Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista is the perfect marriage between the past and the present, between refinement and avant-garde,” quoted from The Leading Hotels of the World.

I heard about this dynamic hotel after my parents stay there last summer, but it was not until I saw the photos that Ideat magazine had published that I was fully struck by the magnitude of design that encompassed this place. The Art Hotel is one of the most successful examples of over design I have come across in my research, but Alessandro Mendini is no amateur when it comes to combining historical elements with highly contemporary ones.

photos scanned from Ideat magazine

Ani Tzenkova

Bulgarian born, Los Angeles raised – Ani is the Mini Boss of TrendLand. Having worked as fashion designer, stylist, art director and producer, she fuses all her budding experience into TrendLand’s creative platform and tries to stay on top of Frenchies grammar as much as possible.