Monday, February 18, 2008

Fantasy Furniture: Three Chairs with Built-In Book Storage

armchair with book storage built inro back, arms, etc.

Most of us won't be buying one of these any time soon, but looking doesn't hurt!

The bibliochaise from Nobody&co (shown above) is available in three stores - one each in Italy, France, and The Netherlands.

mobile chair - sort of a cart - with book store built in

The bookinist from Nils Holger Moormann costs 2,187 euros.

chair with book storage on shelf under the seat

10 Grain isn't selling this chair yet, but the San Francisco Chronicle reports it will sell for around $499 and will be available in May.

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Cynthia Friedlob said...

Most amusing! Even though designers should know better by now, these are proof that sometimes form does not follow funtion: not a single one of these chairs looks comfortable enough to sit in and read a book!

Jeri Dansky said...

I had the same reaction, Cynthia. I guess there's some chance the first one could be comfortable, especially if you added an ottoman; the others don't seem to have a chance.

Of course, this comes from someone whose preferred place for reading is the bed - or stretched out on the couch lengthwise.