Ostinata takes its name precisely from the street it was born in, Via Osti, and from the obstinacy of those who believe in the access to culture without barriers.
Ostinata was born in December 2022, in a venue about 18m long and an exhibition space of 100m2. Within a rectangular floor plan, the library features a longitudinal organization system of spaces with libraries arranged along the walls and twenty central seats.
In the belief that beauty is everyone's right, the project was entrusted to the care of Studio de Lucchi, AMDL Circle, Produzione Privata and to Artemide who made Ostinata a welcoming and open space.
The street-facing space was set up by Produzione Privata, AMDL CIRCLE's experimental design workshop, which designed ad hoc modular bookcases arranged flush with the wall, folding tables, nimble seating and a dedicated lighting system made by Artemide.
Thanks to the flexible furnishings, the reading room can be transformed into an ideal space for events and suitable for conviviality. Ostinata's cozy atmosphere is provided by the well-dosed light that illuminates the long rows of books stored in wooden shelves and organized into categories through a system of wooden bookends and metal dividers made to order.
Working on ad hoc furnishings and installations, it was possible to bring together: the moment of individual reading reflection and the moment of opening the space to events, social realities and neighborhood needs.
Ostinata provides a collection of 4,000 books.
The collection includes Philosophy, Literature, History, Poetry, Social Sciences volumes but also novels and comics. By presenting rare books alongside classics, Ostinata aims to help everyone discover and experience the pleasure of reading.
The exhibition of this private collection, now available to the public, stems from a desire to share a life's quest.
The research of a book collector who during the span of his life collected, cataloged and sorted more than 10,000 volumes.
The final selection is the result of a long search for balance. In order to maintain the dynamism of the collection, the volumes in the library will be cyclically exchanged for others not yet on display. Ostinata's offerings will never be final but in perpetual motion.