Dorchester Collection’s Hotel Edenis delighted to welcome fashion illustrator Andrea Ferolla as its first ever Artist in Residence.
Ferolla will capture the essence of Hotel Eden, observing the lifestyle of the legendary hotel. The attitude of the stylish hotel’s team, the Italian style of expressionism, the allure of sophisticated guests enjoying the bliss, will come to life through his drawings.
Ferolla is an Italian creative director and illustrator celebrated for his chic, charming, timelessly romantic paintings and sketches. Ferolla’s unique and recognisable style is embodied in quick and sophisticated strokes, which underline the gestures, the figures and the attitude.
Along with his wife Daria Reina he founded Chez Dédé, a brand which has become one of the favourites of trendsetters and connoisseurs of design. Ferolla signs with his drawings many of the accessories, plates, fabrics, bags, scarves edited by Chez Dédé and also regularly exhibited and published in magazines. Andrea Ferolla and Daria Reina are also the authors of “Italian Chic”, a book published by Assouline.
Hotel Eden will become a bimonthly studio for the Artist in Residence. He could be found capturing the grace of the doorman in the Lobby, the meticulous serving rituals at La Libreria, the impeccable uniforms of the waiters at the rooftop of Il Giardino Bar, or even the movements of Chef Fabio Ciervo in the panoramic kitchen.
Andrea Ferolla states: “Every place has its own ‘genius loci’, its protective spirit, a combination of material and immaterial things which can convey its character and uniqueness, the feeling and atmosphere of the place, its history and its values.
A Grand Hotel, as Hotel Eden in Rome, is a narrative place par excellence, the result of thousands of stories from thousands of travellers. It witnesses movements and gestures, it tells a story of iconic figures and passing guests. The story of Hotel Eden, now becomes visual.”
Hotel Eden, with the choice of Ferolla as Artist in Residence, aims to become a source of culture, a meeting point of exchange, the recurring destination of a cultivated and attentive audience, both international and local. In a city of art like Rome, it demonstrates the commitment of the hotel to go in the direction of contemporaneity. The perfect way to reaffirm Hotel Eden’s eternity.