Design Bookcase

Big aluminium modular bookcase by Caimi Brevetti. Sleek, modern shelving system designed by Marc Sadler.


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Big is an aluminium modular bookcase characterised by a modern design and freely positioned shelves and columns. The different modules are wide, making this shelving system perfect for big environments; furthermore the clean aesthetic look makes it suitable for a variety of different furniture styles.
Thanks to its fully customisable side, it can also be integrated to a TV set so that you can transform it into a living wall system characterised by a particularly minimalist look. Ideal to be filled not only with books but also with decorative items and collectibles.
Marc Sadler together with Caimi Brevetti designed the piece and thanks to the different variants (wall-mounted, double-sided, floor standing) you can litteraly place it everywhere in the house.

Quality and Value:
highly customisable and custom made
wide range of additional accessories
design bookcase with a sleek design
winner of "Compasso d'oro ADI - XXI edition" prize in 2008
wall-mounted, floor standing or free standing
double-sided options available

- wall-mounted: cm 32
- standing on the floor (fixed to the wall): cm 32
- free-standing against the wall: cm 34
- free-standing and double-sided: cm 68
Height: from cm 106,5 to cm 255,5

Materials and Finishes
- painted steel / aluminium

Information for your Purchase
Big is a highly customisable living room bookcase, in order to get the price you need to add to the Basket each single component.

Some important things to keep in mind:
- each bookcase is composed of a variable number of modules; modules are composed of columns + shelves
- each bookcase must have at least 2 columns and 1 shelf
- to calculate the overall bookcase width you need to add the chosen shelf width + 5 cm (which is how much the columns protrude on the sides)

For more information and measurements please have a look at the Picture Gallery.

Technical study

Material Specifications
Columns: painted aluminium with epoxy powders
Shelves:  painted steel with epoxy powders
Additional brackets : painted steel with epoxy powders

Technical Specifications and Equipment
Shelves: 30 cm deep - 4 cm thick
Structural cross-pieces: cm 80 / 120 h.13,5
Feet: Ø 2,8 / 5 cm h. 2 / 7 - 8,5
Compartment minimum height: around 10 cm

Number of usable shelves on each column by taking into consideration a compartment height of 19 cm:
- cm 106,5 / 108,5 height - 5 shelves
- cm 150,5 height - 7 shelves
- cm 203 height - 10 shelves
- cm 255,5 height - 13 shelves

Additional Information

Marc Sadler - Premio Compasso d'Oro XXI Edizione
Area of Production
Medium Assembling
Technical Schemes
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Assembling Instructions
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This item is manufactured by Caimi Brevetti, one of the most design-oriented company within the furniture field. Its catalogue mainly includes office furniture such as coat hangers and lamps, chairs and stools, bookcases, filing cabinets and partition panels, waste baskets and ashtrays.The company has been founded in 1949 and from the start its philosophy has been based on three main concepts: research, experimentation and technology innovation. The several registered patents acquired underline even more the design and quality of their products. Caimi Brevetti works with a team of professionals composed by architects, designers and technicians. All together they contribute to produce items which are perfect for working environments, respect the well being and safety of the workers and come at the same time with a high aesthetic value. Each phase of the manufacturing process is constantly checked and supervised to increase the quality, optimise the production and keep down costs.
Caimi Brevetti style is highly recognisable: essential yet refined, for furniture items which convey at best the concept of industrial design. This company also keeps an eye on the assembling and disassembling phases, simple and essential procedures to ease Customers assembling steps and allow a swifter rearrangement of the product.

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