Albero is a striking modern bookcase crafted entirely from Canaletto walnut. It was first designed in the late '50s by Gianfranco Frattini at a time when floor-to-ceiling bookcases were emerging as a beautiful interior power play. Featuring beautiful burnished brass steel fixings, Albero also rotates 360° on its axis — a beautiful and interactive storage system for lovers of Italian design.
Materials & Finishes
Supporting structure: Made of solid Canaletto walnut. It comprises two toothed supports, with a special rack joint, and four vertical pillars with regular hole drilling that allows for the assembling of the 12 shelves.
Shelves: In MDF veneered with Canaletto walnut.
Screws: Made of brass.
Fixing: Is guaranteed by the anchoring of two fixing ferrules; the upper one is secured to the ceiling and the lower one on the floor.
Fixing ferrules: They are assembled at the end of the toothed supports. The upper ferrule is inserted inside a “cup”, which is anchored to the ceiling. The lower ferrule secures the structure to the ground with a slip-resistant rubber. The bookcase is secured in position by four adjustable metal locknuts in the fixing ferrules (two upper and two lower).
Fixing elements (ferrules and cup) finishing: Made of antiqued burnished steel.
Rotation: The bookcase can be turned 360° around its axis.
Aesthetic details: The designer’s signature and the Poltrona Frau logo are laser engraved on the lower toothed support.
Please note that the top of the shelves can be embellished and protected by a Cuoio Saddle Extra leather insert (4mm thick) with matching edge. The insert is hand-engraved around the edge and branded with the Poltrona Frau logo. Please contact the showroom to order.
W 83 x D 83 x H 262 - 328 cm
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