• Libreria Pensile bookshelf, 1957, A castiglioni and p g castiglioni, Karakter
  • Libreria Pensile bookshelf, 1957, A castiglioni and p g castiglioni, Karakter
  • Libreria Pensile bookshelf, 1957, A castiglioni and p g castiglioni, Karakter

Libreria Pensile bookshelf, 1957

Libreria Pensile wire bookshelf by Achille Castiglioni and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Karakter.

This minimal hanging shelving unit typifies Achille Castiglioni's design approach of stripping away the superfluous to create often surprising objects that are as elegant as they are functional. 

Seeking to pare back the wall-mounted bookcase to its essentials, Castiglioni produced the original Libreria Pensile design in 1957. It featured a series of shelves hung on knots in two cords fixed to a single point on the wall. This design was put into production by Italian manufacturers Bernini in 1966, with four birch shelves fixed to two slender cables anchored on a brass plate fixed to the wall.

Karakter's reissue of this notable design, authorised by La Fondazione Achille Castiglioni, ensures its appreciation by a new generation of design enthusiasts.

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Libreria Pensile wire bookshelf by Achille Castiglioni and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Karakter.

This minimal hanging shelving unit typifies Achille Castiglioni's design approach of stripping away the superfluous to create often surprising objects that are as elegant as they are functional. 

Seeking to pare back the wall-mounted bookcase to its essentials, Castiglioni produced the original Libreria Pensile design in 1957. It featured a series of shelves hung on knots in two cords fixed to a single point on the wall. This design was put into production by Italian manufacturers Bernini in 1966, with four birch shelves fixed to two slender cables anchored on a brass plate fixed to the wall.

Karakter's reissue of this notable design, authorised by La Fondazione Achille Castiglioni, ensures its appreciation by a new generation of design enthusiasts.

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105 x 30 x 150cmh

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Wood shelves suspended on steel wire with a stainless steel wall plate. Shelves are available in lacquered oak or black lacquered ash. 

Maximum weight per shelf: 30kg

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Copenhagen-based company Karakter produces a select range of classic and contemporary furniture and lighting from some of the leading lights of twentieth-century design.

Copenhagen-based company Karakter produces a select range of classic and contemporary furniture and lighting from some of the leading lights of twentieth-century design.

Their impressive rosta of progressive designs includes classic works from luminaries such as Achille Castiglioni, Joe Colombo and contemporary figures such as Aldo Bakker.

Karakter defines its philosophy as "seeking out designs that are out of the ordinary - from designers who have already written the history of design to those who are aspiring to write its future."

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