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.
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.
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.
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 our 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.
Tavizeh IIStriking, deftly crafted sculptures offering a look at geometry itself. The Iranian artist Sahand Hesamiyan is intent on creating accessible works that are fully experienced and encourage interactivity.
ImpregnableHighly engineered, this gravity defying form created by David Henderson gracefully displaces the surrounding space and acts as an ambassador for the artist’s keen interest in physics.
KHALVATStriking, deftly crafted sculptures offering a look at geometry itself. Artist Sahand Hesamiyan is intent on creating accessible works that are fully experienced and encourage interactivity.
Steven Naifeh’s Saida series
In the Saida series, Naifeh isolates the essential elements of important examples of Islamic architecture and transforms them into a series of wall and floor installations. The individual components in these radiating amalgamations of squares are crafted from painted canvas, plated metals, and limestone and granite.They are formatted to create cumulative star-like holes, underscoring the compositions’ modular nature and the strict mathematical progression that defines the relationship of the parts to the whole.
- Saida XIX: Copper Leaf
Copper-plated Steel Hanging Sculpture, 275 x 275 cm (108.3 x 108.3 in)
- Saida Aluminum
Aluminum Leaf on Wood Hanging Sculpture, 275 x 275 cm (108.3 x 108.3 in)