Modular bookcase in solid walnut.
Module “J” dimensions : 34 x 26 x 34 cm
Module “O” dimensions : 34 x 26 x 17 cm
Modular bookcase completely handmade in solid walnut, constituted by two simple modules assembled without the use of screws or mechanical joinery that allow you to create a theoretically infinite bookcase. The arch structure refers to the typical engineering feat of Roman aqueducts. In this case, both the name and the project make direct reference to Nepi, a place in upper Lazio — whose Etruscan name means “water” — and where a majestic example of the aqueduct system stands. The craftsmanship and the idea of a modular project, typical of an industrial production, makes possible an unprecedented quality as well as countless construction/compositional possibilities.
The names for all of Internoitaliano’s objects are a tribute to minor Italians towns and villages, those that are rarely celebrated, but nonetheless are just as real and representative of a suffused and authentic national identity. Nepi is a town and comune in the province of Viterbo, Lazio, central Italy.
Industrial designer since 1992, he designs for many brands including Abet Laminati, Alessi, Danese, Casamania, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Magis, Meritalia, Moleskine. He is curator of exhibitions like “Cruciale” held in Milano, Roma, Enna and “Ration-K. Meals for Soldiers in Action”, produced by Triennale Milano in January 2015. He has been awarded two Compasso D’Oro, one in 2001 for the biodegradable spoon/fork Moscardino, and another in 2014 for the manhole coverings designed for Montini. In May 2009 the Triennale di Milano held a solo exhibition entitled “Giulio Iacchetti. Disobedient objects”. In November 2012 he launches Internoitaliano, the “factory network” made up of many craftsmen labs with whom he signs and produces furniture and accessories inspired by the Italian way of living.