Books don't grow on trees, but the paper used to make them once did. That's why it seems so fitting to store your books on a case inspired by the boughs and branches of the very things that helped to create them.
This bookshelf by Poltrona Frau provides a stunning centerpiece for any room and could also be used to store sculptures, knickknacks and other small decorations. The freestanding Albero resembles a tree, with the slender frame supporting the weight like a trunk and the rectangular storage cubes filling in for branches.
Perhaps the best feature of the Albero is the way the design can easily be customized to fit in any home. The extendable trunk made of Canaleto walnut that spins 360 degrees until it stretches to fill any space up to 11 feet high. Up to 12 veneered fiberboard boxes can be interlocked with the interior frame at different heights.
As if it weren't obvious enough where the design's inspiration comes from, the name of the design even means "tree" in English. What is more surprising is that the piece is actually a reproduction of a design by Gianfranco Frattini from 1950. This new design opens up this same modular look and function for those living in the modern age.
Via My Modern Met