Renzo Piano was born in Genoa, Italy in 1937. From 1959 to 1964 he studied at the Milan Politecnico, where he taught until 1968. In 1970 Piano established a partnership with the English architect Richard Rogers. Together, Rogers and Piano designed a number of buildings in Italy and England. Their most famous building, the Pompidou Center in Paris, takes its form from a metaphor of the 'cultural machine' with all color-coded service elements and structure emphasized on the building's exterior. Like most works designed by members of the "High-Tech" movement, Piano established technology as a starting point for his designs. Fortunately, he modified his attempts to generate an architectural character based on technological forms with a concern for user comfort and needs. In his more recent works, Piano has applied his structural experiments to a range of social and civic projects.
|Product Type: Accent shelves||Style: Contemporary|
|Frame Material: Glass; Metal||Number of Shelves: 6|
|Shelf Material: Glass; Metal||Free Standing: Yes|
|Country of Manufacture: Italy|
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FontanaArte Teso Console Table
Super rich dude from Not your sleazy neighborhood
After hiring someone to set this up, I have to say it was considerably more work than I had thought it would be. I nearly broke a sweat watching Jose try to figure this pile of $hit out. However it compliments all my other rich people furniture nicely. I now have a couch I can't sit in, a shelf that holds nothing, a TV that isn't even plugged in and several severely uncomfortable chairs that I force my other rich idiot guests to sit on for hours on end. Only thing now missing is another painting or two that no one can figure out. Life is nearly complete. Minus one star because of the low cost. An item of this significance should have a much larger price tag.