Trends were changing rapidly in the 1960´s towards smaller living areas and Don spent many hours imagining how roominess could be improved in apartments without having to sacrifice on comfort. He created many furniture pieces that would combine practicality with functionality. The “Perlman” bookcase is a perfect example: a four-sided rolling bookcase with an exceptional storage capacity, which he believed was ideal for small flats. I have included the vintage brochure page used by SEÑAL, S.A. to advertise the “Perlman” bookcase, produced in rosewood with a nicely finished parquetry top.

With time the “Perlman” bookcase became also very appreciated as the perfect side table. In fact, my “Descanso” set is furnished with 2 of these bookcases which I comfortably use as side tables instead of the traditional “Descanso” lamp tables. I read a lot and books have to be handy!

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