There have been many famous people throughout history that have used Asia as an inspiration in their own projects. And, of course, we do the same thing too. The Asian elegance and peace reign at the Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa, a luxury resort right in the Mediterranean.

However, today we are going to tell you about the great designer, Mariano Fortuny.

A man and artist whose designs, pieces, work and ideas, as portrayed in “Thousand and one nights”, have always been looked up to.

He was educated in a well-off family, he was well read and an aristocratic person. His designs radiate simplicity and a perfect quality. He has been publically praised by Hubert de Givenchy, Issey Miyake and Karl Lagerfeld.

In Venice, they called this versatile artist Little Leonardo. He painted, carved, filmed, designed stages, designed clothes, and he was also a photographer, inventor, lighting expert and an entrepreneur. Mariano Fortuny  knew how to show beauty through his art.

His work reminds us of Asian markets, palaces, veils, harems, Arab baths, Ali Baba’s cave, oasis and caravans that cross deserts, and that is indeed how the popular Fortuny lamp was created.

Mariano Fortuny’s famous lamp:

If you also wish to be surrounded by art and be inspired by Asia, we recommend you visit the 5-star Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa, a luxury oasis in the Mediterranean, where you will live a true Asian experience. Let your creativity run free.