An artistic and architectural marvel in its own right, Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya is known for pushing boundaries when it comes to creativity. And what better backdrop for our stunning art collection: two dozen works curated from around the world to inspire conversation and wonder? Worth a visit for the art alone, curated tours invite you to discover more about each exclusive piece.
The Etymology of the BaroqueFeel a sense of wonder from the moment you step into our Hotel’s lobby with its 13-metre (43-foot) illuminated spiral stairway. Also taking centre stage, British artist Marc Quinn’s “The Etymology of the Baroque” – a lavish bronze orchid sculpture – is framed by stunning rings of light with orange flowers that echo the Hotel-wide burnt umber tones, reflective of a Kuwait sunset.
KhalvatOn the first floor, gaze upward at David Henderson’s gravity-defying “Carbon Fibre Wall Sculpture,” which reflects the artist’s keen interest in physics, while geometry is the inspiration for the striking “Metal Sculptures on Plinths” by Iranian artist Sahand Hesamiyan.
Framed Porcelain and Gold Leafed PomegranatesCanadian artist Alissa Coe channels nature’s abundance in “Framed Porcelain and Gold Leafed Pomegranates” – an elegant, handcrafted diptych hand leafed in gold – while the quiet and minimalist “Framed Photograph” by Adam Katseff incorporates themes of the elemental, ideally placed by the Hotel’s prayer rooms.
Hand-cut crystal chandelierEven the Hotel’s lobby chandeliers are pieces of art. Redefining the traditional notion of a grand chandelier, interior design firm Yabu Pushelberg worked with global glassware company LASVIT to create an iconic crystal sculpture installation – the world’s largest crystal – suspended in the centre of our lobby. Elsewhere in the lobby, a sizable brass chandelier by VISO Lighting of Toronto comprises an artistic orchestration of rectangular metal tubes aligned through gravitational studies and pieced together with no visible screws.
Richly layered with themes and meaning, our Hotel’s abundant art collection is an invitation to slow down and let inspiration infuse your senses. Join us for a tour – speak to one of our Concierges to find out more.