The glass will be flush with the floor, so you almost won’t see it until you are on top of it. And underneath the see-through length of flooring we place tube lights, all the way along on both sides. When switched on there will be a streaming pathway of light. It will be out of this world—an astonishing and magnificent effect!” Eugenio’s voice has risen dramatically and he’s now looking at me eagerly.
“Well, it’ll certainly be unique.”
His eyes narrow slightly at my tone. I know that regardless, this will go ahead. To be fair, he’s had crazier ideas that have turned out well. He’s the optimist, whereas I’m the realist – almost too pedantic. That’s why we make a good team, although sometimes I get completely frustrated with his big ideas.
After a meeting with Carlo, we’ve estimated the cost for the thick, metre-wide glass that will be ten metres long. It will have to be on special order.
“The cost implications for this will be exorbitant, Eugenio.” I can’t keep an annoyed tone out of my voice. My original budget will be well and truly blown.
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