This Stunning Oak-and-Marble Bookcase Will Make You Ditch Your Kindle

Italian architect Piero Lissoni designed Salvatori’s Colonnata shelving unit as a celebration of natural stone in all of its many varieties. Arrange books and curios around L-shaped dividers made of everything from Bianco Carrara to Nero Marquinia.

Dark oak shelves provide a contrast to the unit’s rich assortment of colourful marbles — 10 in total. For those installing the shelving in the centre of the room, dividers can be configured to face in opposite directions so that viewers on both sides of the showpiece have something to admire.