A bookcase that plays with perspective and an optical effect for a result that embodies Bonaldo’s masterful manufacturing expertise.


Like in a dance, the Optic’s two supporting frames perfectly slide to create a light system of staggered shelves: the shelves are wider in the middle to accommodate large objects, while the side shelves are lighter and cantilevered. The shifted frames give the bookcase a striking 3D effect and permit different configurations in the space: side by side on the wall, overlapping or in the centre of the room joined with an “L” arrangement as a partition within the room.

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Data sheet

Width: 136cm

Depth: 42cm

Height: 170cm

  • Mat bronze

  • Mat lead

  • Mat pearl gold

  • Mat platinum

  • Mat white

  • Mat black

  • Mat brown

  • Mat dove grey

  • Mat anthracite grey

The samples above represent the complete range of materials and finishes available for this product (regardless of the top shape or size, in the case of tables). Fabrics, eco-leather, leather and emery leather shown in this website are a selection. Colors and finishes are approximate and may slightly differ from actual ones. Please visit Bonaldo dealers to see the complete sample collection and get further details about our products.


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Marco Zito

Marco Zito, 1966 architect, graduated at the IUAV in 1994. Associate professor of Industial Design in the University IUAV Venice. Invited lecturer at the Industrial Design Centre of Montevideo (Uruguay), at San Marco Centre of Kigali (Rwanda), at IMC - Industrial Modernisation Centre of Cairo, (Egypt). Published in Design Yearbook 2004 by Tom Dixon. Prize at “Batimat 2005” design for innovation trophy, Paris with “lettere” illuminated system design, produced by Viabizzuno. ADI 2007 design index, selected for “lettere”, Viabizzuno production. ADI 2011 design index, selected for “Tua”, Foscarini production. ADI 2013 design index, selected for “Sat”, Plust production. ADI 2016 design index, selected for “Scandola”, De Castelli production. Exposed in “New Italian design” exhibition, permanent design collection, Triennale di Milano. 2010, Winner of “Matitalia” pencil for celebration of 150th anniversary of Italian unity, with “l'unita” produced by Fila. Publications in Abitare, Domus, Casabella, Intramuros, Wallpaper, Interni, Ottagono, Diid, The Plan, Monocle, Dezeen.

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