Year: 2018
Client: Aesop
Where: Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina 28, Rome, IT
Architect: Studiolucaguadagnino

The store is located in Piazza di San Lorenzo in Lucina, in Rome, close to the fifth-century church of San Lorenzo in Lucina, originally a domus ecclesiae, a place of worship and refuge. The tones and materiality of this historic site and other local architecture, such as the Pantheon, held strong sway, along with a genius loci and some of Rome’s memorable personalities: Maria Callas, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Alberto Moravia.

The huge hand-blown Murano Glass chandelier is inspired from late 1930s Venini production with legendary architect and designer Tomaso Buzzi, who worked with the incredible incamiciato technique’s textures and colors.

Tramonto is a hand blown bowl, realized through the “incamiciato” technique, which consists in layering different colors in the same piece. Tramonto shows a unique orange light when is lit and turns into a soft white shade ornate with gold leaf when the lights are off.

Photos by Giulio Ghirardi
Videos by Furio Ganz and Giulia Raneri Chiuso