Monolite is the name of the new, majestic project of redevelopment completed by Studio Anidride Design to transform a storage from the Sixties in Fano, in the Marche region, into the ground-breaking showroom of the Italian brand Gibam, a known institution in the Retail ed Hospitality sector.
The project, which is developed on only one level of 500mq, is identified because of its simplicity and impressiveness. It’s in fact a perfect parallelepiped, that has all its external walls made in black aluminum which create the effect of a monolith looking like it’s emerging from the earth. The skin of the casing is pierced following a pattern which was inspired by the idea of dynamism of the contemporary world. The floor is raised and reachable from a staircase / ramp that gives a sensation of rising to the top.
The interior space includes two expositive areas and a meeting room / materials library where to show the public the supply of the brand; those areas can be modified giving life to different exhibitions depending on the need.
The artificial light, that can be adjusted to create different effects, is a key element to this project; in fact, it is carefully studied to highlight the expositive spaces emphasizing the shown furniture in a unique atmosphere.
The principal material used for the project is the aluminum covering varnished in black with a particular iridescent paint, which can capture the light in a unique way, allowing the reflection of different colors and variable shades according to the angulation of the incident light and to the environmental conditions.
Finally, the reuse of existing buildings offers a few advantages that contribute to promote sustainability, to preserve the environment, to strengthen the local communities and to save economic and energy resources.