Dubai: Verni Art Salon, the newest addition to the Ajwa portfolio, opened its doors to guests this month. Located in Sultanahmet, the Old City of Istanbul, the three-story gallery aims to add a novel cultural flourish to the area by offering a luxury arts and crafts space in a unique setting.
The Verni Art Salon is housed in a historic shipping warehouse dating back to 1571 to build galleys running between two shores. A short walking distance away from Ajwa Hotel Sultanahmet, the gallery is part of the city’s remarkable fabric of historical buildings. After careful restoration and renovation by Gülab Architecture, bringing together traditional architecture with modern décor including glass floors, electronic glass display units and exposed brick, the warehouse has a new lease of life and once again contributes to the rich heritage of the city.
The gallery showcases the history of the country and culture through its collection of traditional carpets, antiques, wood-carved furniture and mother of pearl handmade furniture. When visitors step into the slick art space, they are taken on a journey through history with a number of antique pieces, traditional artefacts and custom design jewellery on show. Guests can walk into the dedicated carpet rooms and marvel at the intricate designs woven by hand, while learning from the knowledgeable Verni Art team the meaning behind the various patterns and symbols.
Gallery rooms currently house paintings from renowned Azerbaijani artists such as Mikhail Abdullayev (1921-2002) and Sattar Bahlulzade (1909-1974), and are set to feature a roster of various artists, with all displayed items available for purchase.
These spacious art gallery rooms are also an ideal meeting venue, offering state of the art equipment and seating 100 people for conferences, product launches, educational seminars and get-togethers that require a cultural touch with the gallery acting as an event space too.
The Verni Art Gallery is open to guests daily from 10am to 5pm, and requires no entry fee.
Ajwa Hotel Sultanahmet pays homage to the rich tapestry of Turkish history through its impeccable detail oriented design. As the first hotel within the Ajwa brand, the artistic masterpiece deftly combines some of the most exquisite cultural elements to represent ‘Old Istanbul’. The pieces displayed at the Verni Art Gallery can be recognized throughout the hotel – the furniture in the rooms, the art in the corridors and the rugs on the floors.
Boasting 61 rooms spread across nearly 7,000 square metres, the fully Halal property offers panoramic views of the Old Town and the Sea of Marmara. Throughout Ajwa Hotel Sultanahmet are: carvings made by Topkapi restorers, wooden and mother of pearl ornaments, handmade furniture, precious Tabriz silk carpets, valuable paintings by Azerbaijani artists, Seljuk and Ottoman inspired architecture, immaculate marble work and intricately handcrafted Iznik tiles.
-Ends-© Press Release 2019
Disclaimer: The contents of this press release was provided from an external third party provider. This website is not responsible for, and does not control, such external content. This content is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and has not been edited in any way. Neither this website nor our affiliates guarantee the accuracy of or endorse the views or opinions expressed in this press release.
The press release is provided for informational purposes only. The content does not provide tax, legal or investment advice or opinion regarding the suitability, value or profitability of any particular security, portfolio or investment strategy. Neither this website nor our affiliates shall be liable for any errors or inaccuracies in the content, or for any actions taken by you in reliance thereon. You expressly agree that your use of the information within this article is at your sole risk.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, this website, its parent company, its subsidiaries, its affiliates and the respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, advertisers, content providers and licensors will not be liable (jointly or severally) to you for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, incidental, punitive or exemplary damages, including without limitation, lost profits, lost savings and lost revenues, whether in negligence, tort, contract or any other theory of liability, even if the parties have been advised of the possibility or could have foreseen any such damages.