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Ptolomeo Art - h 160

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Storage - Shelving - design Bruno Rainaldi

€ 1.036,00

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Vertical free-standing steel bookcase, corten effect finish. Engraved with the designer’s signature on the base.
Ptolomeo Art is the XL version of the famous bookcase, indeed thanks to its generous size can contain magazines, large format books, catalogues or art volumes. It displays the same main features of Original Ptolomeo; as Original Ptolomeo, Ptolomeo Art is an essential lacquered metal column to which thin shelves, also in steel, are attached. What makes it unique are the increased dimensions of the shelves and the base, plus the solid and balanced structure to ensure stability even when full.
With its simple and linear shapes, it has a pure and minimalist design. Available in two heights, in the corten effect version it shows its timeless charme which makes it suitable for any environment.
Original or Art, Ptolomeo grows, evolves, multiplies … and extends! Do you already know which is your favourite one?

Code: PTARTCC160
Dimension: cm 40x40, h 160
Material: steel
Finish: corten effect
Weight: kg 42
Volume: m3 0,154
Note: Adjustable feet. Every shelf can carry up max 3 kg.

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Bruno Rainaldi
Designer

Bruno Rainaldi

Bruno Rainaldi was born in Milan in 1952. His training was hands-on, having started at a young age to work in design communication. In his early years in Milan he managed the first High-Tech emporium in Corso di Porta Ticinese, moving on to work first alongside Maddalena De Padova in the historical showroom in Corso Venezia and then with Enrico Baleri as partner in Baleri & Associati, where he was in charge of defining communication strategies for design companies and stores. His beginnings as an autodidact encouraged him in later life to ironically and anti-celebratively define himself as a “street designer” and his style as “chaotically rigorous”.

In the mid-1980s he founded Studio Rari – of which he became the soul and creative director. He also started working as art director with some of the top Italian design companies, leading his name to be associated, amongst others, with Alivar, Casprini, MDF Italia, Mussi Italy, Sintesi, Slamp, Terzani. His encounter, in those same years, with the Ciatti family marked the beginning of an important personal and artistic alliance, that led to the establishment first of CCR and then of Opinion Ciatti.

In the early 2000s, his career took a turn towards the world of design. In 2002, together with Marta Giardini, he founded ENTRATALIBERA, a very special space in the heart of Milan dedicated to design and design culture, sales and encounters. At the same time, his focus shifted to studying and creating objects, furnishing accessories and lamps, where the expertise gained over the years in this sector mingled with design inventions.

Amongst the numerous pieced designed there is the Ptolomeo bookshelf, for which, in 2004, he was awarded the Compasso d’Oro. In 2006, together with the very young Lapo Ciatti, who had just entered the family business, he founded Opinion Ciatti, of which Bruno Rainaldi was President, partner and art director.

He passed away prematurely in February 2011.