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Ptolomeo x2

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Storage - Shelving - design Bruno Rainaldi

€ 1.725,00

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Vertical free-standing bookcase composed of central upright, double row of shelves and book end bars. Structure and shelves in mat black lacquered steel, base and bars in polished stainless steel.
Ptolomeo grows, evolves, starts a family! Ptolomeo x2 originates from the "splitting" of the Original Ptolomeo and from the same column there is a double row of shelves mirroring each other. The optical effect that comes from this element is absolutely unique, a central column with two piles of books, protected on the back by only two thin steel rods. The shelves, as with all the bookcases of the "Ptolomeo" family, seems to disappear once they fill up with books.
Ptolomeo x2 is space saving but it can also act as a dividing element since it is double-sided. Thanks to its essential design is well suited for all environments, from the most austere and refinedones to the most unconventional contexts. Bedroom or living room, entrance or studio, Ptolomeo x2 is available also in white for a timeless elegance.

Code: PTX2BX
Dimension: cm 50x30, h 192
Material: steel/stainless steel
Finish: black/stainless steel
Weight: kg 41
Volume: m3 0,228
Note: capacity approx. 170 volumes. Every shelf can carry up max 8 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.