Nuvola Rossa Bookcase

Designed by Vico Magistretti for Cassina

Made in Italy

Nuvola Rossa Bookcase in solid wood is an indisputable example of function simplified through an interplay of shapes that narrate an elegant, essential, and well laid-out set of principles. Vico Magistretti designed this folding bookcase with its clean, modern lines to use alone or in multiples against the wall or as a room divider.

  • Natural beech
  • Red, black, or white lacquered beech
  • Canaletto walnut

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cassina nuvola rossa bookcase in situ

A Modern Design Classic

Designed in 1977, Nuvola Rossa is a timeless icon featuring unexpected geometric shapes and a clever folding design. It offers flexible storage space for books and decorative objects adding visual flair to any room.

cassina nuvola rossa bookcase in situ
cassina nuvola rossa bookcase in situ
cassina nuvola rossa bookcase in situ
cassina nuvola rossa bookcase hinge detail
cassina nuvola rossa bookcase in situ


Nuvola Rossa Bookcase, created by Vico Magistretti for Cassina, is formed from a main V-shaped element that combines with horizontal surfaces and diagonal struts. It includes six shelves, all of which are 100cm long. The shelves attach to the frame via hinged joints, allowing the whole unit to be collapsed and packed away when not in use. Thanks to the diagonal elements, the bookshelf also does away with side supports, keeping the design pure and uncluttered.


  • Solid steamed beech or American walnut plinth
  • Particleboard panel shelves with edges in solid wood and veneered surfaces; medium-density fiberboard (MDF) for the lacquered versions
  • Natural matte finish, semi-matte lacquered in the colors

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About Cassina

With the instinct to foretell today what will become a classic tomorrow, Cassina has been designing the future of interiors for over 90 years. Founded by brothers Cesare and Umberto Cassina in 1927, the company is credited with launching industrial design in post-war Italy.

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