The lamatilde studio designed the new FIATCafé500 project inside Casa 500, the space dedicated to the FIAT icon at the Pinacoteca Agnelli in Turin, on the fourth floor, on the legendary Lingotto track. lamatilde has created a visually light and harmonious intervention with the context, using reflective materials that recall the industrial soul of the Lingotto.
The FIATCafé500 is a meeting and sharing place for the public, overlooking the legendary racetrack on the roof of the Lingotto and with a spectacular view over the city of Turin. The cafeteria, managed by Gerla 1927, represents a unique opportunity for the visitor to immerse themselves in the narratives and imaginaries of the Casa 500 museum space.
The concept of the lamatilde studio creates continuity with the double soul - industrial and cultural - of the place, through a visually light intervention, which uses reflective materials, similar to the context. The metal body that delimits and covers the cafeteria area becomes a convivial "interior", developed around materials, stories and images of the FIAT 500.
The interior space is completed by the Harmo chairs in black lacquered beech, the Round tables with Fenix tops by Infiniti and the Pop Chapeau and Pop P200 lamps by OTY Light. The area is visually delimited by a spherical black thread carpet made by Bolon, which softens the angular aesthetics while confirming its perspective rigor.
The external space takes up the same perspective rigor, defining both the use of metal for the creation of long convivial tables and the centrality of tables and chairs. Tondina stools and Sys sofas by Infiniti create a continuity between indoors and outdoors.
The FIATCafé500 is a unique, iconic place full of suggestions, which will welcome visitors to the exhibitions, those who will stroll in the garden suspended on the roof of the Lingotto, those who will discover the artistic installations that will regularly enrich it, and also all those who want to enjoy a pause in a special place. The project designed by the lamatilde studio perfectly marries the desire to tell the story and design of the 500 with that of creating a welcoming and functional space for the public.