Casa Artusi

n! Studio

Artusi House, has the task of linking together the spaces of the first gastronomic cultural center dedicated to Italian home cooking. The N!Studio project is matched by the choice of materials in a prevailing shade of gray, softened by liquid effects and crystal reflections. The floor welcomes visitors from entrance court, with cubed molding motifs and with rhythmic inserts of light and shade elements leading to the exhibition panels beyond the glass threshold. Floor inserts complete the walking surface, in which tile slabs of Pietra Forte Fiorentina alternate different laing (placements?). The suggestion of crystals or metals in minimum thickness adjacent to stone tile slabs creates a subtle tension running between the two materials. The use of the stone pavement leads to a basic soundness, and to a sense of stability and safety brought about by the physical presence of the natural material.