Secret Passageway Pivoting Bookscases by Albed

Secret Passageway Pivoting Bookscases by Albed

Janel Laban
Apr 15, 2011

Ok, so I'm sure the intent isn't to allow you to create a real life version of the spooky house staple of a secret passageway accessed through a moving bookcase, but it is so much more fun to think of them that way. In reality, it is an amazing space dividing solution that is smart, interesting and really good looking…

Designed by Massimo Luca, it is a complete system — the aluminum rails run along floor and ceiling and you can customize what you want the internal elements to be - shelves and drawers in various configurations. I love that you can span a wide space with a very architectural element and then compress it down to just a fraction of its size when you want to open things up, creating two very different room experiences with just a small bit of movement, whenever you like. I tried adjusting and moving them myself and while imposing in size and scale, they moved smoothly and actually, quite effortlessly, both along the track both horizontally and vertically.

One for the wishlist, for sure!


Images: Janel Laban, Albed

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