What good would a reading corner do if it didn’t have its cosy armchair and a fireplace? During long winter evenings the fire in the fireplace serves more to warm up the heart and soul than the room. Everybody knows that. And since this fireplace was supposed to be installed in a baroque room, I came up with the idea of giving it a horseshoe shape framing, chiselled with acanthus, and resting on a mannerist–baroque shelf. The keystone became home for a cute little mouse biting a huge cheese wheel – a small detail to celebrate the owners’ life dedicated to work at the family run dairy. I used Nembro Rosato marble (also known as Jurassic Limestone), a typical marble traditionally used in most Venetian homes.