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Franco Albini

Bookshelf and wall-mounted cabinet commissioned for Casa Carati

Franco Albini
Bookshelf and wall-mounted cabinet commissioned for Casa Carati

Italy
1945
Walnut, maple wood spines, and shelves in Vitrex crystal
One of a kind commissioned piece
Wall bookshelf: 127 ½ w x 33 d x 66 h in.
Wall-mounted cabinet: 191 W x 35 d x 66 h in.

Wall bookshelf: 50.2 w x 13 d x 26 h in.
Wall-mounted cabinet: 75.2 W x 13 d x 26 h in.

This bookcase with glass shelfs and wall-mounted cabinet were a special commission to Franco Albini for Casa Carati in Milan in 1945. These are one-of-a-kind pieces made by Franco Albini, one of the most influential rationalist architect of Italy. This book case and sideboard are sold with Certificate of Authenticity issued by Fondazione Franco Albini.

If you like the works by Franco Albini, you may like to explore Lina Bo Bardi design and architectural contributions at Casati Gallery’s page.

Literature
F. Grigioni - Il libro dell’Arredamento 1954, Page 75, Milano, Italy, Gorlich Editore
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