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The Shigeto system consists of a large cherrywood cupboard (in two depths: the 45 cm depth is organised with an inside closet rod and a two-drawer chest of drawers) mounted on rubber wheels that follows up with the research into a typology of containers on polyfunctional wheels such as the Reflex wheels. In the De Padova philosophy, which is also in line with Magistretti's approach, furnishings must adapt to different contexts, making the Shigeto Box open bookcase the solution to furnish a study or office. The Shigeto Box, again in cherrywood but fitted with a number of exterior drawers in silver-anodized aluminium, was designed in four models: open, open with two central drawers, open with three central drawers with fittings for hanging files, open with two central drawers and two lateral dividers for hanging files. The system was completed in 1992 with a double bed headboard in American cherrywood and panels in aniline-dyed and wax-polished American cherrywood, to be fixed directly to the wall.

technical data

Solid wood, aluminium. Aniline-dyed American cherrywood, American alder, anodized aluminium


Shigeto: version with doors 160/120 x 60/45 x 172.5 cm; cabinet 160 x 42,5 x 172.5 cm

Shigeto box: 160 x 43,5 x 172.5 h [in different configurations]

Shigeto headboard: 160 x 80 cm


Incontro con Vico Magistretti, in Casa e giardino, settembre 1989

L. Coz, Magistretti design, in Casamica 9, settembre 2001

Catalogo De Padova, Shigeto, 1990

Speciale mobili 89 dal Salone, Domus 1989, 701

Beppe Finessi, Vico Magistretti, Mantova, Corraini 2003, pp./nn. 88

project profile by Ali Filippini