The walls, bench and the ceiling were created from shipping pallets. The feathery-like portion of the ceiling was created from threading packing strips through a metal mesh that was attached to the ceiling pallet structure. The words stenciled on the walls of the space - Bella & Risorsa (Beautiful Resource) and Bella & Vida (Beautiful Life) - key into how our resources are beautiful, but ultimately limited. The phrases served to pull the viewer’s eye around the space.
Various companies loaned furniture and accessories to us. The table, from Architectural Artifacts, was an old Industrial metal table weighing 250 lbs that appeared to be from the late 1800’s or early 1900’s. The Donnie high back chairs and the Tori chandelier were loaned to us by Bradley showroom. The Giac Chairs came from the Atelier Gary Lee showroom. West Elm generously loaned us the entire table scape and the fake fur pillows. Fabric was donated to us by Carnegie and Romo Group. Tiles were painted by John Gordon, our IMOLA rep. Many Aria Group staff members helped to construct the walls, ceiling and benches.