We've been sitting on these images since Milan, trying to decide whether the product is brilliant or bonkers... but what the hell. Here is Bookinist, a chair-cum-bookshelf. On wheels. With a reading light. And a cup holder. And a secret compartment.
The arms and backrest can hold 80 paperbacks and there is a concealed drawer that holds reading-glasses, bookmarks, a pencil, pencil sharpener and a notebook - all of which are included with the chair.
Here's some blurb from designer Nils Holger Moormann:
Design Nils Holger Moormann, 2007
Bookinist is a movable chair designed especially for reading. It is based on the principle of a pushcart and can be rolled to a favourite spot.
The books are stored ready for use in the arms of the chair. A reading lamp, hidden compartments for writing utensils, a cup stand - Bookinist invites you to read and think at your leisure.
measurements in cm:
h: 78,5 w: 75,0 d: 91,0
material: FU (birch plywood) white, black, red
cusion felt ecru
wheel with air (below)
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