Monocromo is the name of an exhibition area designed by VISTO Architectural Workshop, which collects the experience and efforts of a group of companies that complete each other, working together to make this exhibit design project possible. This is how a rustic outer structure was created, made with pietra serena supplied by Il Casone, enclosing a collection of stone elements for the bathroom area, these too in pietra serena in the Saturnia collection signed by Philippe Nigro for PIBA Marmi.
If, on one hand, the “peels” of pietra serena of the structure were laid in their rough, non-processed form, to remind us of the origin of the stone extracted from its quarry, on the other hand they show up in elements of the bathroom decoration, the same matter shaped by human hands and creativity. But how does this lytic box work? A light metal mesh, designed and supplied by Fischer e Fila, creates the support on which the pietra serena modules, measuring 100 x 70 cm and 6-8 cm thick, are then installed.
These slabs are obtained from the “peels” of pietra serena blocks, extracted from Il Casone's quarry of Firenzuola – that is, from the outer faces of the tridimensional elements which are usually disposed of when the transformation process starts. Thanks to their rough nature, they add a vibrant, irregular aspect to the surface of this lytic box, monochromatic and yet strongly contrasted and with with chiaroscuro effects, activated by light. Il Casone's pietra serena lining also plays the main role inside: on the floor and on the walls, it shows the same wrinkled and naturalistic aspect as the outside, while in a few sectors, in particular in some closing areas, the inner faces of the slabs are straightened using a simple saw-planed finishing, with a view of the metal support structure. The dominant monochromatic theme is provided by the bluish gray of pietra serena, which inspired the name of this suggestive space. But the visual sensations generated by this color and its different hues are intense and diverse, according to the textures of the stone and the lighting, designed and executed for this occasion by Viabizzuno.