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The 505 UP system, a hallmark in Molteni&C's range of modular furniture for living areas, continues its evolution to cater to contemporary lifestyle demands. Notably, it now features the inclusion of Calacatta Vena Vecchia textured ceramic, a material that has garnered increasing attention over time.

Design Nicola Gallizia

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Initially showcased within the Harry's Bar module, this ceramic now boasts a 4mm thickness, offering both durability and aesthetic allure. It seamlessly integrates with the melamine panel serving as its support, a material utilized in all back panels of the 505 system as well as in the Display module back panels.

The functionality of the 505 UP System transcends the traditional bookcase, morphing into a modern furniture piece that complements contemporary living concepts. Introducing a TV holder back with a veined wood panel adds further versatility to its design.

Tailored to individual preferences, the 505 Up expands its repertoire beyond conventional bookcase functions. This is exemplified by the introduction of Display, an innovative protruding cabinet that enhances compositional and stylistic flexibility with its grid of horizontal and vertical shelves.

In 2023, Nicola Gallizia introduced a new door design featuring a full-height handle, adding an embellishing profile to the layout. Finishes such as coffee oak and an exclusive customizable 3D effect further enhance the system's aesthetic range.

The 505 UP Harry’s Bar module, conceived by Nicola Gallizia, revitalizes a classic element of living spaces: the mobile bar. Designed as a self-contained unit, it seamlessly integrates into the 505 system.

Featuring large doors with concealed hinges, the internal compartment offers storage for drink-related paraphernalia, ranging from tools to bottles, with options for wooden, ceramic, or ecoskin coverings. Equipped with shelves, compartments, and drawers, the Harry’s Bar module facilitates the organization of essentials for the bar while maintaining an elegant aesthetic.

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“Already replete with functional solutions for contemporary living, the 505 System now includes a hidden bar cabinet. Harry’s bar epitomizes conviviality in an elegant and modern context, seamlessly integrated within the system”

Nicola Gallizia

With a top surface and pull-out tray, the Harry’s Bar module provides a practical workspace for bartenders, complete with integrated LED lighting to illuminate the preparation area.
505 UP presents a TV holder back, featuring a panel available in veined wood

The 505 Up is tailored to users’ needs and goes beyond classic bookcase functions, expanding its solutions thanks to the introduction of Display, a new and original protruding cabinet that allows the grid of horizontal and vertical shelves to be moved with maximum compositional and stylistic versatility.

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New functions, more personal and contemporary, are applicable to the 505 Up. A corner bar, a personal piece of furniture designed for storing objects, enriched with bronzed mirror trays and backs or shelves covered in Ecoskin, combining aesthetic lightness and technological innovation.

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Nicola Gallizia

Nicola Gallizia, who was born in Milan, studied at the Milan Polytechnic Architecture Faculty. From 1990 to 1999 he worked with Luca Meda as an assistant creating the image and product for Molteni&C and Dada. In 1999 worked as an image and product development consultant. In 2003 he became the artistic director of Molteni&C with a focus on new graphic projects, concept and product catalogues creation, stand designs for the main exhibitions, design and outfitting shops and events. He works as an image and product development consultant.

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Nicola Gallizia

“The image reveals the forms that curious eye craves.”

Nicola Gallizia

505 UP System

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