Basso Shelf System is a minimalist design created by designer Thomas Feichtner, who was born in Vitória, Brazil. The shelving unit is currently being manufactured by Eternit, and is constructed of fibre cement. After attending school in Düsseldorf, Germany, he graduated from the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz, Austria, completing his studies in industrial design. He then went on to found his own design office.
Feichtner is comfortable working with a multitude of materials, including Eternit’s readjusted fibre cement that is considered one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable materials. Other attributes of the material include it being a light weight, rigid structural composition with excellent performance for weather resistance.
Eternit has a history of manufacturing fibrous cement furniture conceived by renowned designers such as Le Corbusier, Willy Guhl, Nicolas Le Moigne, and Rainer Mutsch. The shelves can be stacked on top of each other, and are fixed together by simple round pegs. Basso can be used both indoors or outdoors, and can be used for books, wine, or even firewood.