History of Skano Classic bookcases

In 1882 in Cincinnati, an American businessman Henry C. Yeiser founded a furniture factory, the Globe Files Co., producing furniture for offices and libraries. Around the same time, another furniture factory, the Wernicke Co., was established in Grand Rapid in Michigan. A couple of years after establishment, the Wernicke C. developed a bookcase model which consisted of elements of different sizes. These elements created different complete sets when placed on top of or next to each other. This model fascinated Henry C. Yeiser and he acquired the Wernicke Co. factory. 1892, Henry C. Yeiser acquired a patent for this unique bookcase system.The bookcase system turned out to be a true success story and attracted interested in Europe as well. After the expiry of the patent, many other furniture manufacturers started producing a similar model.

The Skano bookcase system has gained popularity among book lovers and furnishers in Europe and elsewhere, largely owing to the fact that its elements can be easily combined. The modules are assembled at the factory – the elements can be placed on top of or next to each other and the outcome can always be supplemented or rearranged.

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