Il Carpino

BOOKCASE

This bookcase is conceived as both a simple service item and as a decorative element. The focus of the design is concentrated on the back panel made of stone that, if backlit, becomes a decorative wall element—a real boiserie. The use of such refined materials as Pakistani Green Onyx and Honey Onyx recalls precious objects of Hellenistic art. The dual function of this piece permits great flexibility in its use. The leather cladding of the uprights and the container lends an elegance and gracefulness that fit its solemn and weightless look, also enhanced by the presence of glass shelves and a cantilevered box.