Ptolomeo Wall
Ptolomeo Wall
Ptolomeo Wall
Ptolomeo Wall
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Ptolomeo Wall

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As a wall-mounted iteration of the original Ptolomeo, Ptolomeo Wall could be thought of as a "column of knowledge." Any given location will require either a ground-air column (floor-ceiling) or a stack of levitating books.

Ptolomeo Wall is identical to the Original version but for the base; it consists of a metal column from which a series of C-shaped shelves extend; and once the shelves are full, the column disappears, leaving the books as the focal point.

It's crucial, and it's the best answer for those who don't have a lot of space for furniture because it makes use of the limited vertical space.

You can use Ptolemy's Wall to make stacks of books that defy gravity and, potentially, infinity. Whether you're looking to create a classic apartment feel or a loft-like space with soaring ceilings, Ptolomeo Wall's three sizes allow for endless customization.

It's a modern wall composition that can be used in either public or private spaces, and it comes in both a glossy white and a lacquered mat black finish.

Bruno Rainaldi

Born in 1952 in Milan, Italy, Bruno Rainaldi is a renowned composer. He began his career in design communication at an early age, thus he learned on the job.

After working as the manager of Milan's first High-Tech emporium on Corso di Porta Ticinese, he went on to work with Maddalena De Padova at her historic showroom on Corso Venezia and later became a partner in Baleri & Associati with Enrico Baleri, where he was in charge of defining communication strategies for design companies and retail outlets.

His upbringing as a self-taught individual led him to later ironically and anti-celebratively label himself a "street designer," and to describe his aesthetic as "chaotically rigorous."

In the mid-1980s, he established Studio Rari, of which he later became the creative director and spirit. In addition, he began a career as an art director for a number of prominent Italian design firms, including Alivar, Casprini, MDF Italia, Mussi Italy, Sintesi, Slamp, and Terzani.

In the same era, he met the Ciatti family, initiating a long-lasting friendship and creative partnership that would eventually give birth to CCR and Opinion Ciatti.

At the turn of the millennium, he shifted his focus to the field of design. In 2002, he co-founded ENTRATALIBERA with Marta Giardini to create a unique venue for design and design culture, sales, and encounters in the center of Milan.

In the meantime, he shifted his attention to the study and creation of objects, furnishing accessories, and lamps, where his years of experience in the field mingled with inventive design.

The Ptolomeo bookshelf, one of many pieces he designed, won the 2004 Compasso d'Oro. Bruno Rainaldi co-founded Opinion Ciatti in 2006 with a young Lapo Ciatti who had recently joined the family firm.