Charmed by puzzle boxes and overlapping games, Philippe Nigro promptly picked-up the “seed” thrown by Manerba: that is to say, the project of a bookcase conceived specifically for contemporary working spaces. Philippe Nigro designs Stem bookcase starting from the pragmatic analysis of Manerba “know how” and from the idea of linking simple basics: three components – columns, metal crossbeams and shelves. From their combinations an “infinity system” is born. Its structure with columns of unexpectedly abundant sections and the materials (first of all, solid wood) are the main characters of this system that arises as a microarchitecture: it develops in solid modules or more well-structured systems as the leaves from the Stem. The name comes from this main feature. “Stem grows in height and width according to space requirements, that today are in continuous evolution” - Philippe Nigro explains; from a low console to floor-ceiling structure, the system can be used either as a wall partition or a bookcase attached to the wall. The customisation opportunities with full back panels and several finishes for the shelves are almost endless. Clean, soft and welcoming lines, as it is the office by Manerba, define this system characterised by endless modularity and also visual solidity which can develop in height and width, to identify professional spaces and to develop ideas. It is perfect for separating, linking, organising, dividing and limiting.