An engine-inspired bookshelf, and more

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Published: Aug 7, 2014



Grand Stand

This Albero bookcase is a re-edition of the one created by Gianfranco Frattini in the 1950s. With its adjustable rack-and-pinions and piston-shelves, the stunning bookcase made of driftwood is reminiscent of the structure of an engine drive shaft.


Shaded Light
Tom Dixon’s Beat Table Lamp, inspired by the sculptural simplicity of traditional water vessels, is a hassle-free addition to your study table. It has a hand-beaten brass shade, a black powder-coated exterior and an iron sand-cast base. Its slender arm can be adjusted to direct light.


Steely Times

Crafted out of a stainless steel alloy, the Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio resists corrosion and is hypoallergenic, making it ideal for the skin. Its back has a see-through sapphire crystal and the bezel is steel-polished. Comes with a personalised leather strap and a brushed-steel buckle.


Mobile Tunes
The Smart Cup is the perfect companion for your smartphone. It is an amplifier, designed to boost the sound of your favourite tunes in different environments, when you are cooking, bathing, working or sleeping. Made of plastic, its angle of tilting and cup volume is precisely calculated. Small and light, you can carry it around wherever you go.

Cool Steps

Alberto Torresi’s Nick Collection presents a range of leather shoes for men in classic shades of navy blue and brown. The shoes fuse ultra-rich soft leather with branded eyelets, and the textile lining gives it a retro feel. All-day casual wear at its coolest.

(This story appears in the 08 August, 2014 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from To visit our Archives, click here.)

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