The new research facilities of Tomorrow Lab in Lucca

Tomorrow Lab is the digital hub of Fabio Perini, a company active in the sector of machinery and services for the packaging of tissue paper, with the aim of exploiting the opportunities offered by digitalization to make industry 4.0 a reality in this market. A space of open innovation conceived to create and share knowledge between employees of the company and the entire system of paper production, triggering contacts between startups, universities, business accelerators and institutions.

The project for the new research facilities of Tomorrow Lab starts from the long-term headquarters of Fabio Perini, a building from the 1970s located near the central plant and offices of the company in Lucca. The team of Studio Original Designers 6R5 Network of Milan, in keeping with the indications of the Tuscan company, has created a new multifunctional space for research and innovation.

The new structures contain new technologies and production facilities, utilized for the study of innovative tissue materials. Office of a new generation, functional and essential in their concept, where teamwork and multimedia management of interiors create dynamic movement among researchers and staff. The use of automation systems is a fundamental feature, along with virtual and augmented reality devices.

In the project, covering an area of 500 square meters, all the dividers have been eliminated to create an open space with different connected routes. To give the offices continuity, a single floating floor in blanched oak has been created, in harmony with the white ceiling with flush-mounted lamps spreading diffused LED light over a wide radius.

The very pale inner and outer colors of the surfaces form a contrast with the strong hues of the large luminous walls. The doors and furnishings are in white, except for certain details like the yellow filing cabinets and certain emotional furnishings made with large colored spheres, inserted in the offices as playful presences.

The large existing windows have been opened to full height, connected to a system of vertical curtains, while all the spaces offer long perspectives of the whole to boost the sensation of transparency. Finally, the creative approach to the spaces is minimalist, with an accent on rationalization of movements.