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Bookniture: Take Your Books and Go!

 

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Interested in finding new books for you adventures? Like Kramer’s coffee table book that turns into a coffee table, Bookniture is furniture that collapses into the size of a hardcover art book, hiding the perfectly functional into a small discrete package. Perfect for picnics, adventures, and maybe an impromptu tea party, carrying a piece in your bag means there will always place to rest a book or a drink (or even yourself). The brainchild of Hong Kong-based designer Mike Mak, the makers of Bookniture encourage creativity in using their creation. As they say on their website: “Stack it up and make a table and chair set; Add a wood board on top of 2 Booknitures to make it a bench; Stack a few layers more and it becomes a shelf! Possibility with Bookniture is endless, as long as you don’t limit your imagination!”

Not just practical but also rather stylish, the book-seat combo weighs just under two pounds and comes in two colors. It looks like an origami ottoman when expanded, and can be used with a neat felt cover for maximum comfort. The Kickstarter campaign for Bookniture ended today, but don’t fear! Having recieved contributions in upwards of $400,00 more than their target, the creators are taking orders. It’s available for pre-order now, so if you like books of all kinds you can purchase directly from their website.