Trevi Fountain

The Trevi fountain, inspired by Roman triumphal arches, is the largest and most famous Baroque fountain in Rome (standing 25.9 meters high and 19.8 meters wide). In 1629, Pope Urban VIII, asked Bernini to sketch possible renovations of the fountain, finding it insufficiently theatrical. After the Pope's death the project was abandoned. Bernini's lasting contribution was to situate the fountain from the other side of the square to face the Quirinal Palace (so that the Pope could see and enjoy it). The Trevi Fountain as we know it today, was designed by Nicola Salvi in 1732 and competed in 1762. The central figures of the fountain are Neptun (God of the sea), flanked by two Tritons. One struggles to master a veru unruly "sea horse", the other lead a far more docile animal. These symbolize the two contrasting moods of the sea.

The site originally marked the terminal at the Aqua Virgo aqueduct built in 19 BC. One of the firts-storey reliefs shows a young girl (the legendary virgin after whom the aqueduct was named) pointing to the spring from which the water flows. Appropriately for a fountain resembling a stage set, the theatrical Trevi Fountain has been the star of many films shot in Rome, including romantic films such as "Three coins in a fountain" and "Roman holiday", but also "La dolce vita", Federico Fellini's satirical portrait of Rome in the 1950s. Tradition has it a coin thrown into the water guarantees a visitor's return to Rome.

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The Hi-tech Italian Office [IBM]
An ultra-dark blue color

IBM Company (Rome, Italy)

The Italian architectural studio «IOSA Ghini Associati» has developed the project of interiors for the corporate office of IBM Company located in Rome (Italy).

Modern interior

The Regeneration of an interior at the expense of the ultramodern design corresponding to requirements of the time — give a delightful result. A smooth lines, being combined with modern systems of artificial illumination and dynamical drawings of finishing materials, adjoin here with modern plastic both upholstered furniture and ergonomic spatial decisions.

An Italian interior

IBM Software Executive Briefing (Italy)

The project of the new headquarters of «IBM software executive briefing» used the newest tools necessary for studying of the IBM technologies. The world-class company based since 1911, is one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of the hardware and software.

Now, the new holiday insurance policy don't interest a best IBM-developers, because the develop process in the new interior a really bring pleasure, a fully creation atmosphere!

IBM Company, Rome

An ultra-dark blue color of the recreational premises meeting visitors and employees of the company has historical roots. Because, the second informal brand name of IBM — the Big Blue that in translation from English means «big dark blue» or the «blue giant».

Ultramodern interior

The Big Ultra-Dark Blue Office

One of version, such brand name is a derivative from the huge mainframes made by the company in 1950-1960th years which had blue coloring. Under other theory the nickname simply refers to the company logo. There is also a version asserting that this name goes from the former dress-code of the company which assumed obligatory shirts and suits of blue color.

World-class Company

Rome — truly the ultramodern city at the same time possessing the authenticity and own charm, anyhow a travel insurance not superfluous even in such ideal Eternal City.

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