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Bookcase Opinion Ciatti Ptolomeo H 75 cm

Designer: Bruno Rainaldi

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Original Ptolomeo is the self-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, winner of the 2004 Compasso d’Oro, Original Ptolomeo stems from observation rather than from a formal process and translates an idea that is as simple as it is ingenious, i.e. transforming a pile of books into a design object, into a furnishing accessory. "Bruno Rainaldi about Ptolomeo collection: "Piles of books on the study tables, too many to get round with the duster. Piles of books on all the other table in the house, that you have to move every time you need to lay the table. A pile on the bedside table to the left of the bed, and another on the floor beside the bed. Some more on the right. Books piled up in the spaces between others stacked on the book-shelves. Not really manageable the pile on the sofa in all its multiplicity of shape and content. Finding the essay on The order of Things, bought last Saturday, is no easy matter. On the chest in the entrance hall, belonging to some great grand mother or other and relic of tens of removals, a veritable forest of piles has grown up. Forgotten uncut books swallowed up who knows where. This is my home. This in all the houses where books, that indispensable prop of life, are cherished. Look at the piles, gaze fascinated at those so high that they seem to mock the law of gravity. Translate this fantastic image into a real object. Ptolomeo act one. Dedicated to he who, first, collected with intelligent passion everything that had ever been written, with no censure, no fear." Vertical free-standing bookcase in metal. Engraved with the designer’s signature on the base. Capacity: 35 books.


Bookcase
Material: Metal
Dimensions: W 26 x D 26 x H 75 cm / W 10.24” x D 10.24” x H 29.53”

Additional Information

Additional Information

Dimensions W 26 x D 26 x H 75 cm / W 10.24” x D 10.24” x H 29.53”
Material Metal
Country of Manufacture Italy

BRAND

Opinion Ciatti

Opinion Ciatti

The Ciatti family has been managing the company that bears its name from the fifties, promoting the expansion of the business that is still thriving today for three generations. Under the leadership of Flavia Ciatti, the company started to collaborate with several designers like Gianni Pareschi, De Pas D’urbino Lomazzi, Bruno Pozzi, Marco Duina, Christophe Pillet, Pino Pasquali, Lucci&Orlandini, Giancarlo Vegni, Paola Navone, J. Pensi and J. Llusca. In the middle of the eighties, the meeting between Flavia Ciatti and Bruno Rainaldi, an inquisitive and utopian experimenter of all forms of expression, led to further developments. The company presented a whole range of furniture pieces, divans and chairs, mirrors and objects designed both by Bruno Rainaldi and other Italian designers. The brand would soon become renown for important pieces like Ptolomeo, the best-selling product of the company for which Bruno Rainaldi received the “Compasso d’oro” award in 2004.
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DESIGNER

Bruno Rainaldi

Bruno Rainaldi

Bruno Rainaldi formed himself in the field, starting at a very young age to work in furniture design communication. Ironically he called himself a “sidewalk designer” and his style ” rigorously chaotic”. He manages Milan’s first High-Tech store in Corso di Porta Ticinese, flanks Maddalena De Padova in the historic showroom in Corso Venezia and then Enrico Baleri, as partner of Baleri & Associati, defining communication strategies for design companies and points of sale. He founded Rare Studio – of which he is the soul and the creative director – and begins his first collaborations as artistic director/designer for several Italian design companies such as Alivar, MDF, Mussi Italy, Sintesi. Then Terzani, Slamp, Casprini, Annibale Colombo, Bilumen, David Medrano and Dilmos, up to the most recent project Opinion Ciatti. With a deep knowledge of the market, a great passion for the arts and a precious talent for transversal associations accumulated over the years, Bruno Rainaldi has finally tied his Professionalism to the world of projects. In 2002, with Marta Giardini Entratalibera, he opens a very special place in Milan where he exhibits his projests and a selection of objects. A “laboratory of forms” open to research and experimentation.
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