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First designed by Gianfranco Frattini in 1950, this bookcase now reinterpreted by Poltrona Frau as Albero. This bookcase has a swivel mechanism which allows it to be swiveled 360 degrees. Combined with the modular boxy shelves, you can use it both as storage and display shelves for your book or any other decorating items. More description by Poltrona Frau:

Conceived in the late 1950s as a floor-to-ceiling free-standing bookcase, “Albero” was designed for use in interior settings rather than for serial production.

The “Albero” is formally associated with the Neoliberty period and, in terms of product type, to the floor-to-ceiling bookcase systems that were popular throughout the 50s and 60s. Designed by Frattini, the structure stands out both for its complex cabinet work and for its sculpted nature, acting as the centrepiece of a room.

Supporting frame in solid Canaletto walnut veneer with special rack and pinion joint and shelves in MDF with Canaletto veneer. Iron caps, on the ceiling and ground, finished with textured, wrinkled-effect black paint. A metal “cup” is attached to the ceiling inside which is inserted a steel anchor bolt with adjustable metal ferrules. On the ground it is held in place by an anti-slip rubber foot. The system has a 360° swivel mechanism. Any number of shelves from 8 to 12 can be fitted thanks to the holes in the uprights.

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