Rome – Leica

0Working days
0Metres of cyma molding
0300x100cm tiles

Leica Store in Rome is located in the neighbourhood of Piazza di Spagna, in a building with façade and courtyard of Borromini. A space where barrel vault ceiling and ancient brick walls mixes with the monolithic style of furniture.

The original brick walls have been locally restored. Plasterboard slab were applied to create a double level between original wall and new one.

Lighting system plays with light and shade to enhance the ancient elements revealed during restoration.

The videowall was realized with a monitor embedded in a niche realized in Stopsol, a special coated glass for solar control, which delivers excellent light and energy performances.

Floor covering tiles dimensions are 300×100 cm with a thickness of 6mm.

Project description

Leica Store in Rome is located in the ground floor of a prestigious building near Piazza di Spagna, whose courtyard and façade were created by Borromini. Rooms were already used as a shop, but needed a total restyling.

The space emerged after peeling back several years of additions, revealed very high ceilings with barrel vaults divided into intimate rooms. Natural lights fell on the ancient walls in a striking way. The project reinterpreted Leica concept design to exploit the patterns of time: colored plaster, old bricks, traces and loose parts gave an artistic allure to the location.

We applied some “plasterboard slabs” playing on different layers between old brick and new perfect white minimalist walls; hiding and rediscovering them with a game of artificial lights and shadows. The entire project is based on plane geometry applied to the new intervention and takes advantage of the contrast of materials, from tactile to the intangible, integrating the Leica furnishings whose monolithic character dialogues perfectly with the lightness of the space.

Category – Retail
Customer – Leica
Designer – Alessia Garibaldi, Giorgio Piliego, Marco Vigo

Details & Info

Vicino a Piazza di Spagna, in un palazzo che vanta facciate e cortile del Borromini, ha sede il Leica Store di Roma. Uni spazio in cui i soffitti con volta a botte e le tracce delle antiche pareti in mattoni si sposano con lo stile monolitico degli arredi.