Atelier Inés Art & Suites in cooperation with Bspoke Associates www.bspokeassociates.com
In a city bustling with raw energy, stark ideologies and a unique buzz, you may think that getting to know what lies beneath noisy, bold and proud Naples is a tough affair. A multi-layered city where each quartiere holds a secret, there are nonetheless precious venues that reveal the soul of this unexpectedly elegant city: Atelier Inès Art & Suites is one such place.
Forget attractive, yet soulless hotels in a hidden corner of a busy street: this Atelier comes with history in droves. It is here, in fact, that the acclaimed artist Annibale Oste (1942-2010) once held his studio. A pioneering sculptor who experimented with diverse materials, from bronze to wood, steel, alabaster and glass, Annibale was a visionary character who enjoyed fame well beyond Italy’s borders. His output is a playful game of colours, shapes and textures and he oversaw every aspect of his artistic production; his sculptures went on to become fantastical furniture pieces, enjoyed by private collectors and requested by art galleries, public spaces and hotels. This is the atmosphere you will be stepping into. Six bespoke rooms and suites where art features throughout, as well as a showroom, a jewellery boutique and a common area dedicated to art and gourmet experiences.
Guests will also be able to create their own art pieces in an ad-hoc art workshop.
• 6 luxury art rooms & suites
• Luxury amenities
• Lounge sitting room
• Art gallery
• Art laboratory
• Creative courses
• Unique Art Experience
The atelier is housed in a colourful, yet tranquil corner in the lively Vergini district in Naples, the beating heart of the city, where baroque palaces live alongside XIII century churches, and where even a staircase can become a showpiece – as is the case of the 1738 Palazzo dello Spagnuolo. An area that featured in many films and documentaries on Naples, the courtyard of this palazzo was used to stage plays early in 1900, a young Totó being among the actors.
The atelier is run by Annibale’s children, Mariasole and Vincenzo, the latter an esteemed jewel artist who learnt the tricks of the trade from his father: Vincenzo’s sinuous, creative pieces, radiating a sense of energy and drama, are on display and are a part of this dazzling experience.
After Vincenzo married Tunisian artist Inès Sellami in 2010, the couple decided to create an art space on the ground floor of the building; initially used as a meeting place for business partners and friends, the Atelier embodies the artistic vein of this multi-faceted city, portrayed from an authentic and luxury point of view, a city brimming with exuberance and sparkle.