Ishmael

bookcase

Project Info

Date 2019
Place Turin (TO)
Commission Marco Magnone
Typology Library
Materials and finishes Linden wood; iron

Project Description

< Call me Ishmael. Some years ago- never mind how long precisely- having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation.> ("Moby Dick“, Herman Melville, 1852)

Like Ishmael, the writer Marco Magnone loves to sail in his big sea: books and literature. But what would a sailor be without his ship? And a writer without a bookstore?

Thus was born the idea of a metal structure with shelves in linden wood that covers an entire wall of the living area of his apartment, articulated in detail but regular in the complex.

A whale carved on one of the shelves is the owner of the entire library.

 

 

 

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