Fermo’s Gran Caffè Belli in Corso Cefalonia was established in the early 20th century by one of the city’s leading families. In the first part of its history the café was a place for the elite, and it has always been a landmark in city life, partly thanks to its location near the main square.
The Gran Caffè Belli closed in 2008, but has been reopened by a new, young management team, who have radically revamped the premises. The two hundred square metres of the main salon are dominated by the bar counter, made by a local craftsman; and above it is a composition of two Golden Ring lamps.
The decision to use the famous Panzeri lamps took the following into account:
- aesthetic impact: the Golden Rings bring a touch of modernity to a setting with classical style. Their use also draws attention and puts the lamps at centre stage in the room.
- the provision of indirect lighting, directed towards the ceiling, to prevent clients’ shadows creating an irritating effect and to avoid dazzling them.
- the provision of functional lighting for the bar workers;
- the need for a principal light source in a single solution (the combination of large Rings) to cover a considerable area.
Interior and Lighting Designer: Riccardo Franchellucci for the “Galleria Interni Arte” studio.
Products: Golden Rings, diameters 120 a