Manufacturer / Moroso

Designer / Gabriele and Oscar Buratti


Frame-Shift is the new Moroso bookcase designed by the architects Oscar and Gabriele Buratti. It is a simple system made up of a few repeated elements, overlapping vertically to create compositions with the horizontal shelving. “A multilevel structure is created with overlapping horizontal lines placed at intervals, with sliding doors and backs that can be placed as desired to create open and closed compartments”, Oscar and Gabriele Buratti said. “The magic of sliding panels makes this an extremely versatile piece of furniture, and its elegance is enhanced by the sophisticated design of the double-sided track.” Up to five overlapping levels can be arranged with the use of an open frame in light metal for a variety of uses. Since the sliding panels can be applied on both sides, the bookcase can be set against a wall or stand in the center of a room. Frame-Shift’s flexibility offers great freedom in arranging the layout of a home in different and complex ways. Two levels, for example, could form a low cabinet or a TV stand, three would make it an ideal for placing behind a sofa or as a wall cupboard, while four or five would make a large bookcase, stood against a wall or used as a room divider. Compositions can be created around transparency with some parts solid and others empty in a “now you see me, now you don’t” configuration. The surfaces are always finished in wood while the longitudinal edges are in extruded aluminum. The closing panels can be in black or white glossy lacquer, in two colors of matt lacquer, Shell and Agata, and in silver stop-sol glass.




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