Dubbed “il porcospino” by the locals (the porcupine), the element provides a dramatic and striking interior, which draws a lot of attention from the passing trade during the evening when Romans gather in the streets for socialising and window shopping.
The previous fitout had modular pine shelving stacked floor to ceiling throughout the space. This was carefully disassembled and the main elements painted white & reconfigured into the current composition, with some new timber elements added, particularly for the structural supports of a new mezzanine level. This provided an extremely cost effective and sustainable outcome.
Photography: Peter Bennetts