Bookniture: Multipurpose Furniture You Can Store on a Shelf

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Bookniture is an innovation in space-saving furniture by Mike Mak, a designer based in Hong Kong. Small and portable, the accordion-shaped piece can be folded down into a notebook. In its compact form, the design can be carried in a bag or tucked away on a bookshelf, making this one of the most portable and organizable designs out there. When expanded, the Bookniture can serve as a table, desk, riser, or stool, among other options; stacking the design makes the possibilities of this multipurpose furniture nearly endless.

Crafted in a bookbindery, the design is held between two leather covers with hidden Neodymium Magnet closure. Instead of pages, Bookniture reveals a honeycomb structure of kraft paper, a strong material which supports more than 100 times its weight (approximately 350 lb. for this 3.5-lb. design). Additionally, the paper is recyclable, making this small space solution a sustainable choice.

Bookniture is available for pre-order in black and brown and comes with a laser-engraved felt top cushion in light or dark gray. Find the design on Kickstarter until March 18, 2015.

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Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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