Vertical free standing steel bookcase, glossy white finish. Base engraved with the designer’s signature.
Original Ptolomeo is the free-standing bookcase that doesn’t require any further presentation: it is simple, revolutionary, innovative, as sudden as an intuition and as surprising as its success.
Designed by Bruno Rainaldi, it stems from an idea that is as simple as it is ingenious, i.e. transforming a pile of books into a design object. Free-standing, it shows indeed itself as a simple steel column to which thin shelves, also in steel, are attached. The shelves gradually disappear as the column is filled with books. When it is full, Original Ptolomeo becomes totally imperceptible and it appears as if the books are standing up on their own.
Awarded with the 2004 Compasso d’Oro, soon became an icon of contemporary design, Original Ptolomeo is a container that hides its shape to enhance its content, eliminating the “superfluous” to highlight the essential, namely the books.
Available in three different heights, Original Ptolomeo rests on a solid base suitably studied to ensure its full stability.
Original Ptolomeo is also black, stainless steel and corten effect…discover all the finishes!
design Bruno Rainaldi