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Franco Albini - Cicognino coffee table TN6
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Franco Albini - Easel table TL2
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Franco Albini - Rocking chair in wood PS16
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Franco Albini - Machine gun floor lamp
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Franco Albini - Mobile radio in crystal securit
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Franco Albini - Tavolo TL3
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Franco Albini - LB10 library
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Franco Albini - Sailing Ship Library
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Franco Albini - Fiorenza armchair
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Franco Albini - Fiorenza armchair
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Franco Albini - Fiorenza armchair
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Franco Albini - Three Pieces Armchair
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Franco Albini - Luisa armchair
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Franco Albini - Luisa armchair
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Franco Albini - Gala armchair
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Franco Albini - Margherita armchair
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Franco Albini - Margherita armchair sketch
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Franco Albini - Milanese underground handrail
Franco Albini - Cicognino coffee table TN6
Franco Albini - Easel table TL2
Franco Albini - Rocking chair in wood PS16
Franco Albini - Machine gun floor lamp
Franco Albini - Mobile radio in crystal securit
Franco Albini - Tavolo TL3
Franco Albini - LB10 library
Franco Albini - Sailing Ship Library
Franco Albini - Fiorenza armchair
Franco Albini - Fiorenza armchair
Franco Albini - Fiorenza armchair
Franco Albini - Three Pieces Armchair
Franco Albini - Luisa armchair
Franco Albini - Luisa armchair
Franco Albini - Gala armchair
Franco Albini - Margherita armchair
Franco Albini - Margherita armchair sketch
Franco Albini - Milanese underground handrail

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Description

The Il Veliero bookcase is an emblematic object of Albinian planning, as it clearly reflects its passionate search for a balance point "between visual instability and effective stability, between virtual movement and stasis", between engineering experimentation and museum display . The Il Veliero bookcase is a sort of aerial sculpture that places the books, true protagonists of the function, in a metaphysical suspension. Albini designs each element rejecting prefabricated components, with the exception of the Securit glass (already used for the mobile radio), the metal rods, the cables and the brass bolts. A subtle play of tensions and compressions binds the materials, tense and forced to the maximum, becoming harmonic elements of an instrument designed to build a new idea of floating space at the service of man. Only one prototype of the bookcase was created for Albini's apartment in via De Togni: one night the sailing ship collapsed and shattered like a glass dream. After almost seventy years, the Cassina company decides to reproduce this mythical object.

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