Throw away that wooden coffee table and pick up bookniture to take its place

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 20 February 2015

Between eReaders and smartphones, our bookshelves are rather empty these days. But why fill them with books when you can fill them with books that double as furniture? Uh yeah, it’s a thing, and it’s crowdfunding right now.

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Urban Art Deco: furniture hacking by MISHFIT

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Design on Tuesday 19 February 2013

UK urban artist MISHFIT was commissioned by Out of the Dark to customize one of their salvaged pieces of furniture. Using contemporary stencil techniques and good old fashioned artistry, she created this elegant Urban Art Deco piece.

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Elemotion’s e-sputnik table design

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By Ignasi Giro in New Products on Wednesday 23 January 2013

The Paris-based Elemotions design studio is pretty small, but his 100 percent artisan products tend to activate big emotions. And hence his name. Its ever-evolving table e-Sputnik emerges as a clean crystal surface landing on three wooden legs, all departing from a solid spherical ball. Nothing else, nothing more. Very limited editions of the product have been produced and sold during the last two years, each one of them unique and with slight alterations from the previous one. Actually, Antonio Morales, the architect behind the firm, keeps on evolving its design, now exploring a completely foldable wood version of his most well-known table, which should be ready for Spring 2013.

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Functional bookend design by Colleen Whiteley

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By Rob Viola in New Design on Thursday 17 May 2012

Bookend manufacturers beware, a giant killer has emerged from the shadows. This elegant and simple design from Colleen Whiteley integrates the bookend into the shelf itself, using a sliding, oversize wing nut to stabilize your books. Currently one of ten Finalists in DWR and Dwell Magazine’s Live/Work Design Contest.

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Reckon you’re the next Yves Behar? Ask him yourself

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By Goody Two Shoes in New Design on Wednesday 2 February 2011

Herman Miller’s flagship designer Yves Behar, the brains behind the $100 Laptop, NYC Condom and SAYL chair is coming to Australia in February. If you fancy yourself as a bit of legend in the design stakes, you have the opportunity to meet and present your work to Yves and find out for sure. You could […]

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