Design Renzo Piano, 1989. Glass, Chromed metal. Made in Italy by Fontana Arte. The Teso bookcase is a minimalist shelf unit which is open on two fronts. The shelves and uprights are made of 0.6" thick float-glass with chromed metal ties. Thanks to its high glass-compression coefficient, tension makes this console a one-piece structure. Renzo Piano was born in Italy in 1937. After a number of large, eye-catching projects like the Centre Pompidou in Paris (1977), San Nicaola Stadium in Bari (1989) and Kansai International Airport in Osaka (1994), he has become one of the most important architects of the 20th century. Over the years, he has received a range of prestigious prizes and awards: the Compasso d'Oro, the Pritzker Prize, the Erasmus and Kyoto awards. Teso series is also available as a console or table. 94.5" W | 13.8" d | 78.7" h.