Farmboy Fine Arts fits out Fairmont Baku

Art consultant installs fine art collection inside Azerbaijan hotel

The 318 room Fairmont Baku hotel is part of the Azerbaijan capital?s Flame Towers development.
The 318 room Fairmont Baku hotel is part of the Azerbaijan capital?s Flame Towers development.

The recently opened 318 room Fairmont Baku hotel has partnered with the international art consultancy Farmboy Fine Arts (FBFA) to install a collection of more than 100 original fine art pieces and over 300 reproductions.

Part of the Azerbaijan capital’s Flame Towers development, the Fairmont Baku art installation features paintings, photographs and sculptures from local Azerbaijani artists, along with artists from 19 other countries, in order to create a Fairmont branded experience which allows guests to interact with art just as they would in a museum or gallery.

Farmboy Fine ArtsCEO Todd Towers said: “Art really elevates a space, which for a hotel sets it apart from its competitors and even turns it into a destination for guests interested in art. From early on in the project, the Flame Towers knew they wanted a world-class, contemporary art collection—a collection that would set the building apart. Once we had our concept, it was a matter of reaching out to our international network of artists and galleries to find pieces that fit and were the calibre required.”

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Featuring three individual towers rising nearly 800ft, the Flame Towers complex is the tallest building in Azerbaijan, with the Fairmont Baku featuring 2,300 square metres of meeting space and several restaurants, bars and lounges including an authentic French patisserie and a speciality steak-house. Located on the Caspian Sea coast, the hotel complex also sits adjacent to the Azerbaijan parliament building and Baku’s ancient Inner City.

Previously in 2009, Farmboy Fine Arts worked as the sole art consultant for each of the 7 hotels included in the Yas Island development in Abu Dhabi. FBFA was contracted to deliver an art package of more than 5,000 pieces, tailored to the specific needs of each hotel and prominently featuring Emirati and Gulf Cooperation Council artists.

The firm has also recently worked with Eastern mangroves Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa in Abu Dhabi, UAE, where the collection consisted of more than 125 original works.

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