Design Achille Castiglioni - 1989
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Rotating shelf bookcase. Uprights and shelves in medium density fiberboard, finished with scratchresistant embossing in the shades talc, hemp, amaranth, espresso or black. Steel articulated joint in the shade black for the models hemp, amaranth, espresso, black or in the shade talc for the talc model. The shelf unit is available with either five or seven shelves.

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From design to product

In designing Joy, Castiglioni realized the idea of technological and formal annihilation. Joy is a “neutral” object with a multiple role, the possible archetype of a new category. Joy’s peculiarity lies in the movement of rotating shelves realized with extreme simplicity: some horizontal shelves rotate freely around a vertical articulated column made of steel tubes. Joy is an “invention object” by one of the most influential masters of Italian Design.


A "rotating shelf unit", hard to pigeonhole, which once again established a new typological record. A seemingly simple object made of six "overturned L-shaped" elements and a low supporting element that functions as a base for metal joints on with shelves are mounted.