Poltrona Frau TURNER Swivel wooden bookcase


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TURNER By Poltrona Frau


Swivel wooden bookcase


Wood veneer, Birch

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Created by the masterful architect and designer Gianfranco Frattini (1926-2004), one of the trailblazers of the golden era of Italian design, the Turner swivel bookcase first saw the light in 1963 as Modello 823.‎

Inspired by the classic English freestanding bookcases, perfect for keeping your most treasured books close by at all times, the Turner swivel bookcase nonetheless boasts a cutting-edge design.‎ The 3-level supporting structure rises vertically like a building, each floor furnished with grooves that act as rails and enable you to add or remove a series of dividing panels to create different combinations as you desire in an ever-changing game of solids and voids.‎ Poltrona Frau is delighted to present the reissue, modernised in terms of its materials but developed with the utmost care and philological respect.‎

Turner is a 123 cm tall and 65 cm wide free-standing swivel bookcase.‎ It consists of an internal supporting structure in metal enclosed in a central column made with birch plywood panels with Canaletto walnut veneer.‎ The same materials for the intermediate shelves, furnished with solid Canaletto walnut grooves to house the 21 dividing panels, 7 for each level.‎ The latter have solid Canaletto walnut edges.‎ A kit of 3 additional panels can be purchased separately to further enrich the bookcase.‎ The top is in birch plywood covered with a double layer of Canaletto walnut refined in the lower part to act as a counterbalance.‎ It is crowned with a circular rotating surface made from MDF and covered with precious Pelle Frau® SC leather or Saddle Executive leather.‎ The circular base is made from black painted steel.‎ The bookcase is completed by the Poltrona Frau logo and the signature of the architect, laser-engraved at the centre of the column under the top.‎

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