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Cassina 838 Veliero
It is important to remember that the Veliero, as a real object, of which only one was ever produced, was only seen by those who visited Albini's house in the period between 1940 and around 1960.
The Veliero was constructed as a single piece in order to act as a center-point in architect Albini's living-room in via De Togni in Milan. The object remained there for just over twenty years until the pumped up volume from a music system shattered a number of the bookcase's glass shelves, resulting in its complete collapse.
After that the Veliero was put back together on just one occasion, for a few months in 1979, at an important exhibition to commemorate the recent death of its owner. As such, this Veliero prototype has not been physically visible for around forty years, and even in its seventy-year existence it has remained largely invisible to the public at large.
- Product: 838 Veliero
- Family: Albini Collection
- Type: Bookcase
- Space: Indoor
- Manufacturer: Cassina
- Designer: Franco Albini
- Country: Italy
- Launched: 1940
b 205,5 x d 55,5 x h 286 cm
Limited to 50 editions worldwide of which 1 available in Belgium, exclusively at Design Oostende