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A storage/seating solution for roving readers
Get antsy while reading a good book? Relocate with ease in the Bookinist, Nils Holger Moormann's wheeled chair/desk/book storage unit.
Wed, Apr 07, 2010 at 08:59 AM
I’m always on the hunt for multi-purpose home furnishings and accessories that are innovative, cost-effective, and ideal for cramped spaces. Most recently, I blogged about the Voltpot
(a coffee table/indoor planter/microbial fuel cell-powered gizmo charger), a birdhouse/shovel
, and even a 2-in-1 goldfish bowl/indoor planter
. Want to avoid buying individual bookshelves, chair, desk, and um, wheelbarrow? Get a load of the Bookinist
While Nils Holger Moormann
’s Bookinist isn’t necessarily constructed from eco-materials — it’s birch-plywood — it does pack several purposes into a singular piece of furniture. Inspired equally by a pushcart and literary leisure pursuits, the Bookinist is a mobile library
with bookshelves built into the arms and backrest (it can hold up to 80 paperbacks), secret nooks and crannies for stashing reading accoutrement (pencils, a pencil sharpener, reading glasses, bookmarks, and a notebook are included), and a lamp attached to the arm. This bookworm loves the idea although I wouldn’t have much use for the wheels in my Brooklyn apartment.
As noted over at Re-Nest
, the Bookinist doesn’t look like the most comfy thing in the world to spend a few hours in but I’m thinking a couple of super-plush pillows
and a throw
could remedy that.
Bookinist comes in red, white, and black. Price/retailer information doesn’t seem to be available although it appears to be a German import. What do you think? Silly or an attractive 4-in-1 piece of furniture?
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