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Renato Polidori for Skipper 'Biblos' Bookcase in Marble

Sale price$23,000.00

Renato Polidori for Skipper, 'Biblos' bookcase, marble, Italy, design 1976

Postmodern cabinet in marble, designed by the Italian Renato Polidori in 1976. The bookcase consists of four green marble shelves, held in place by large and heavy pieces of grey marble that form all together the uprights. The design is architectural in the sense that the construction is monumental and solid and based on the laws of gravity. When the shelves are clamped between the heavy elements and these are placed exactly and these are stacked on top of each other correctly, the wall unit is stabile and strong because of the weight of all parts.

In the late 20th century, Italian stone was an uprising that several designers experimented with in designing furniture, products and architecture. Designers such as Noguchi, Albini, Zanuso, Carlo Scarpa and Mangiarotti were all representing different approaches in expression and method.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Polidori (Designer) Skipper (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1970s
  • dimensions Height 144 cm Width 201 cm Depth 35 cm
  • dimensions Height 56.7 in. Width 79.14 in. Depth 13.78 in.
  • material Marble
  • origin Italy
  • period 1970-1979
  • style Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50110649