This showroom has been imagined, thought and created by the architect with the purpose of exhibiting and selling the custom designed or found around the world furnishings. The name comes from an anecdotal number, the beginning of her professional life, at 8 o’clock of 8.8.’88. The very wide area was a game room with arches and cross ceilings, but each element was strangled by internal partitions which have been demolished with the purpose of creating wider spaces and to enhance the vaults. The flooring was in brown pottery, the lighting was made of neons and the walls were half-height decorated by a light blue tint and a headband with children style drawings. The restoration considered the demolition of some partitions and the replacement of the flooring but, mainly, the redefinition of the spaces. The new structure has enabled a functional internal division: three large halls, diversified by the color gradient of the cotto handmade tiles that goes from dove-grey, to grey and cream, but also by some new areas as a warehouse and a toilet. The structure, after this transformation, is an exhibition space itself and it reflects Fabrizia Frezza’s artistic inspiration, still enjoying the intimate dimension so dear to the architect.
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