Franco Albini MB48 small cabinet Poggi Italy 1963






Franco Albini

Italy 1905 – 1977
Architect, designer

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Introducing the stunning symmetrical model ‘MB48’ cabinet, a masterful design by the celebrated Franco Albini, crafted in Italy by Poggi in 1963. The MB48 cabinets, designed by the Albini, represent an innovative modular system that exemplifies his pioneering approach to furniture design. This cabinet exemplifies Albini’s dedication to sleek, functional elegance and showcases his skill in merging form and function seamlessly. The cabinet is in fully original condition, featuring minor surface wear from usage on the top and doors, adding to its authentic vintage charm. The four beautiful walnut doors are adorned with a mirrored vertical pattern, creating a visually striking effect that emphasizes the symmetry of the design. The doors are expertly framed around the edges, highlighting the meticulous craftsmanship involved in producing this exceptional piece.


The angled doors not only enhance the cabinet’s aesthetic appeal but also provide easy access to the spacious interior, offering ample storage. Thoughtful details such as the stylish feet, brass hinges for the folding doors, and discreet handgrips further enhance the cabinet’s appeal and functionality. On the inside of the cabinet you will find a shelf on each side which can be put in different heights. The unusual shape and size of the ‘MB48’ cabinet make it a perfect centerpiece for any eclectic interior. Its minimalist yet sophisticated design ensures it will capture attention and admiration, making it an ideal addition to a discerning collector’s home. Franco Albini’s ‘MB48’ cabinet is not just a piece of furniture but a timeless work of art that blends practicality with refined elegance.


Literature; Franco Albini & Franca Helg design Milano, Fragile Milano 2009, pages not numbered.


Poggi is a renowned manufacturer of high-quality furniture based in Italy, known for its exceptional craftsmanship and timeless designs. Founded in Italy in the early 20th century, Poggi has established itself as a leading name in the world of luxury furniture, with a legacy that spans over generations. Poggi is renowned for its exquisite craftsmanship and elegant designs. With a legacy spanning decades, Poggi has established itself as a symbol of luxury and sophistication in the world of interior design. Each piece crafted by Poggi reflects a dedication to quality materials, meticulous attention to detail, and timeless aesthetic appeal. From classic to contemporary styles, Poggi furniture embodies Italian craftsmanship at its finest, making it a coveted choice for discerning homeowners and design enthusiasts worldwide.

Designer: Franco Albini
Type: MB48
Manufacturer: Poggi
Year: 1963
Country: Italy
Materials: Walnut
Condition: Good, original
Height: 78 cm
Width: 140 cm
Depth: 48 cm
Item nr: AF24MA07

Holland / Belgium: € 50
Europe: € 150 - 450
Outside Europe: € 1000 - 2000

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