“Notwithstanding a degree in economics, Guido Antonello’s real passion has always been history and specifically the development of visual arts, from “futurismo”, to the Viennese secession to the fifties and sixties.
Throughout his successful entrepreneurial career in industry and real estate, Guido has never missed a chance to merge these activities with his passion for visual aesthetics.
As a profound connoisseur of the history of “inhabiting” and of the physical and, most of all, psychological relation between mankind and its architectural environment, Guido Antonello has become one of the most significant collectors of 20th century applied arts.
He has himself planned and executed a number of careful restorations of historical spaces with a magical sensitivity for interior decors and staging. The unique theme of the pools developed and designed for these Tuscan casali, demonstrates yet another of his sensitivities, that towards the landscape and nature.”