How to transform a terrace into a Place under the Sun: choose a pergola from Gibus
Even a terrace can be transformed into a Place under the Sun to be used all year round: relying on a Gibus product makes all this possible. Clear proof of this is the installation realized in the villa of a customer set among the vineyards of the Brda region in Slovenia.
“The terrace is found in my garden, in a unique position as it is separate from the rest of the house,” explained the customer. “My aim, and that of my wife, was to restore the area and use it for lunches, dinners and parties with friends. Firstly, though, we had to make it liveable. We also wanted to make it beautiful to look at.”
The house owner began looking for a suitable product until he came upon Gibus and the interior design studio of Ralux in Nova Gorica. He contacted them and they began working closely together to achieve the desired result.
“We visited our customer’s home several times so that we could have a better understanding of his requests,” said Andrej Filipic of Ralux. “Initially, his idea was to install a steel structure that shaded only the part of the terrace where the table was located. We soon realized, however, that this solution didn’t allow us to fully make use of the area’s potential and might have caused problems of stability in the presence of wind and rain. We therefore suggested the Zenit pergola, which proved to be the perfect choice for this situation.”
Zenit is a pergola with retractable roof system made of blackout PVC fabric, which is waterproof and resistant to UV rays, making it ideal for year-round use. The aluminium structure has elegant, minimal lines, while the special drainage system and gutter integrated into the perimeter frame drain rainwater efficiently without splashes inside the pergola.
“The pergola,” added Filipic, “was completed with 13.Qu, a vertical drop awning for closing the sides, which blended in perfectly with the structure thanks to a modern, essential design. It was also equipped with LED Spotlights – the “cherry on the cake” – which gave the interior an additional and striking touch of elegance, as well as ensuring that it could be used all year round.” All this was achieved with the usual speed of assembly that characterizes Gibus products: one day of work and three workers was all that was needed to install the Zenit pergola.
The result? A success in every way. “We were struck by the professionalism and competence of the resellers,” emphasized the house owner. “The style and design of the product were exactly what I was looking for: a well-made, elegant and functional structure. The pergola also blends perfectly into the environment, adding a touch of class to our outdoor area.” An area that has now been enhanced by a Place under the Sun, where people can relax, enjoying the peace and comfort they need.