Paradise Found: An Erotic Treasury for Sybarites, a book by Betony Vernon
by Modem – Posted May 17 2023
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Fondazione Sozzani, the Foundation established in 2016 by Carla Sozzani and dedicated to the promotion of culture through photography, fashion, the fine arts, and applied arts, presents the book Paradise Found: An Erotic Treasury for Sybarites, celebrating 30 years of Betony Vernon’s success.

Artist, designer, craftswoman, activist and sexologist, Betony Vernon reveals the secrets of the sensual realm, taking the reader on a visual journey to an intimate paradise. Paradise Found: An Erotic Treasury for Sybarites traces the evolution of her mission over three decades and presents her renowned “jewel-tools”, refined handcrafted erotic jewelry and instruments of ecstasy of her own creation, coveted by collectors around the world, along with poetic advice for elevating the concept of pleasure to a celebration of the power of sensuality.

Her sensual wellness philosophy is revealed image after image, page after page, as the reader is invited to explore sensual empowerment through the elegant design of the Sado-Chic collection. Chapters such as “Orchestrating the Senses”, “Tickle Your Fantasies”, “Erecting the Temple”, and “Role-Play” create a path of discovery and mystery. “Intimate Bonds” and “Scepters of Desire” accompany the revelation of the sought-after instruments of ecstasy, while the voluptuous images of “The Ceremony” weave a dreamlike world of pleasure.

“I would like to thank Fondazione Sozzani for giving me the opportunity to present my book in Milan, a city where I have lived for many years and which will always be home. Being able to recount my research is a fundamental chapter in my work as an activist and disseminator of the sublime importance of eros as a crucial moment of emancipation and freedom”, commented Betony Vernon.

Betony Vernon is a designer, sexual anthropologist and author currently based in Italy. She is best known for her groundbreaking Paradise Found Fine Erotic Jewelry collection. Her design work has been showcased in numerous institutions, from the V&A Museum, London, to the Museum of Modern of Art, Paris, and the Triennale Design Museum, Milan. She has collaborated with prominent brands including Valentino, Gianfranco Ferré, Swarovski, Missoni, and Fornasetti.

Paradise Found: An Erotic Treasury for Sybarites
Book presentation and signing with Betony Vernon, author, and François Berthoud, illustrator.
Thursday May 18, 2023 at 6.30pm
Fondazione Sozzani
via Enrico Tazzoli 3
20154 Milano

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