Fulvio Raboni bookcase Delitala Italy 1959





Utterly rare modular bookcase designed by Fulvio Raboni and manufactured by Delitala, Italy 1959. This modular bookcase is made from stained walnut in a versatile modular system. Its free-standing design allows it to function as a room divider, or you can create a see-through effect by removing the wall panels. The exceptional craftsmanship shines through as it is cleverly built without screws, nuts, or bolts. Outstanding quality and craftsmanship.


Delitala’s collection was short-lived. It developed around a group of young people, among whom in particular Fulvio Raboni who provided interesting material for a beautiful collection. The furniture was made of veneered wood, solid wood or curved veneer, and was formally expressed in the area that included neo-liberty. Experiments on woodworking for the production of standard furniture were also carried out by La Rinascente which produced the G.P.A. Monti bookcase.


Fulvio Raboni was an Italian architect and designer from Milan. He graduated from the Milan Polytechnic in 1955, where he would also work as a teacher. He was also editor of the Mobile Italiano magazine and was involved in the organization of the Triennale of Milan and Congrès Internationaux d’Architecture Moderne (CIAM). He designed several pieces of furniture for Delitala, for which he also designed the store in Milan. Examples of his architectural work are the hospital of Gravedona and the Magistri Comacini school in Como.


Literature; Repertorio Del Design Italiano 195o~2000 Volume 1 Giuliana Gramigna, page 66

Designer: Fulvio Raboni
Type: Bookcase
Manufacturer: Delitala
Year: 1959
Country: Italy
Materials: Walnut
Condition: Very good, original
Height: 230 cm
Width: 464 cm
Depth: 34 cm
Item nr: AMF23OK12

Holland / Belgium: € Free
Europe: € 150 - 750
Outside Europe: € 1000 - 2000

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