If you’re a fellow book lover, you’re certain to be of the opinion ‘one can never own too many tomes of one’s own. ‘ But what does a bookish creative type do if they possess a few dozen+ extra? If you’re Alvaro Tamarit, you create ‘Banco del Pensamiento’ or ‘Bench of Thought’, a sculpturally-impressive reading chair begat from a curated collection of cast-off books reflecting its moniker perfectly.
Using a mix of functional and sculptural elements, the Spanish designer gave his fairy tale-worthy lounger a gently curving back rest with deep seat and wide breadth for a look that is more elegant than bulky, more welcoming than stand-offish. While its already heavy structure is reinforced with wood, it’s easy to move about with a set of heavy duty utility wheels as its base.
So inspired by the above chair, we’ve brought together a few more substantial pieces of bookish furniture that tickled the book worm inside of us.
If you’re loving this year’s “books as furniture’ trend, but not quite ready to host a full-blown library lounge chair like Tamarit’s or one of the other not-so-subtle designs above, you might want to start with one of the more subtle bookish furniture designs below.
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