Factory Interni

Location: Prata di Pordenone
Project: Factory™ Interni
Photos: Auge Editore
The story of Factory Interni began long ago in the historic furniture district that has distinguished the economy of the majority of the Pordenone area over the last decades. The company opened in the 90s from an old picture frame factory dating back to the 60s, and with the owners love for design and furniture.

The story of Factory Interni began long ago in the historic furniture district that has distinguished the economy of the majority of the Pordenone area over the last decades.
The company opened in the 90s from an old picture frame factory dating back to the 60s, and with the owners love for design and furniture.
The interiors are designed like a gallery, where design and research elements are combined according to their personal vision. Their production does not follow any fashion or fleeting trends, but is designed to last for years to come.
The building housing Factory Interni has a metal bearing structure, with reticular girders to support the vaulted roof. The metal parts are all dark in colour, to suggest a fine filigree which can only just be perceived against the background, that the displays, selection of items and historic design icons stand out against. The industrial nature of the site has been conserved, even though the very essential and rigorous overall nature – typical of industrial spaces – has been valorised even further. This neutral character enables fully observing the displayed items in all their complex features, with no risk of the background distracting clients and visitors from appreciating their essence. The lights are never completely direct, which is the norm however in purely commercial settings. Here they seem to caress the displayed items drawing shadows into play at the same time. This fact seems to be inspired by the refined organizational dictates of a traditional Japanese home: the most precious item in the house is displayed in a recess, Tokonoma (literally “space for beauty”), somewhere to stop and admire the item in a very personal and meditative manner, and not displayed under the glaring light of a beacon. The same philosophy of their graceful approach to beauty is the guiding rule for Factory Interni as well.

Marina Cescon
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