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Original Ptolomeo

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Astonishing, revolutionary.

An icon of contemporary design.

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.

Original Ptolomeo is a container that hides its shape to enhance its content, eliminating the “superfluous” to highlight the essential, namely the books. The bookcase is 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.

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. A bookcase that is as “banal” as it is bold, so as to become a contemporary icon, a harmonious piece of art. Like all pieces of art, it is autographed on its base with the designer’s signature.

Available in three different heights, Original Ptolomeo rests on a solid base - in stainless steel or lacquered metal co-ordinated with the frame - suitably studied to ensure its full stability.

Slight, tall and essential: it takes up little room and can be placed in any context, from the more traditional to the more contemporary , also thanks to the different finishes (black, white, stainless steel or corten effect) that allow it to adapt to all kinds of environment.

Designed by
Bruno Rainaldi
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Product Overview
Compasso d’oro 2004.
Vertical free-standing steel bookcase. Engraved with the designer’s signature on the base. Adjustable feet.
Finishes: structure and shelves lacquered matt black, glossy white RAL 9003 or matt corten effect; polished stainless steel (the inside of the shelves is satin finish).
Base lacquered matt black, glossy white RAL 9003 or matt corten effect; polished stainless steel.
Accessories: Ptolomeo Shelf (steel shelf in black or white lacquered steel, that can be fitted between the shelves as required). Special support for magazines or large format books, in black or white lacquered steel. Magnet cd holder.
Opinion Ciatti - Original Ptolomeo
Product name

Original Ptolomeo

Designer

Bruno Rainaldi

Materials

Steel

Features

fixed

Dimensions
Short: base 26 x 26 cm, height 75 cm. Capacity approx. 35 books.
Medium: base 35 x 35 cm, height 160 cm. Capacity approx. 70 books.
High: base 35 x 35 cm, height 215 cm. Capacity approx. 95 books.
Year

2003

Product sheet

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Original Ptolomeo - premio Compasso d'Oro ADI 2004

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Original Ptolomeo - premio Compasso d'Oro ADI 2004

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Original Ptolomeo - premio Compasso d'Oro ADI 2004

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Original Ptolomeo - premio Compasso d'Oro ADI 2004

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Original Ptolomeo with the Ptolomeo Shelf accessory

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Original Ptolomeo with the Ptolomeo Shelf accessory

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