Albero Bookcase by Gianfranco Frattini for Poltrona Frau
Updated: Jan 14, 2020
Conceived in the late 1950s as a floor-to-ceiling free-standing bookcase, Albero was designed for use in interior settings rather than for serial production.
The Albero is formally associated with the Neoliberty period and, in terms of product type, to the floor-to-ceiling bookcase systems that were popular throughout the 50s and 60s. Designed by Frattini, the structure stands out both for its complex cabinet work and for its sculpted nature, acting as the centrepiece of a room.