If you are a fan of colors then the Carlton bookcase from Memphis Italy is sure to speak to you. This piece was designed by Ettore Sottsass in the 1980s. This multicolored bookcase is made of pattern laminate. The Carlton bookcase is probably the most famous piece from the Memphis, Italy line. When I look at this bookcase my mind tells me that this is not what a bookcase is supposed to look like.But this is what it looks like and yes it is a bookcase so get used to it. that is what it says to me. And rightly so because who ever said that a bookcase has got to look a certain way, square ans dull and boring. so now when i do see what is considered a conventional design i just think to myself that whoever designed that bookcase had no imagination or flair. And its easy see how people find themselves inane of it, since visually speaking the bookcase is certainly going to leave an impression on any viewer. Expect to pay in the range of $6,000-$8,000 for an example in this condition.