Getting your kids to put down their smartphones and pick up a book will be a breeze with this brilliant storytime nook. Designed by Alice Bastian, the circle-shaped Nautilus is much more than just a shelf — it’s a growing book-lover’s reading sanctuary.
The Nautilus’ ascending pattern represents a reader’s growth, both physically and intellectually. It’s made from light-colored wood and laminated shoji paper and can act as a room divider when set in a line. But the design is most striking when arranged in a partial circle to form a spiraling mini library with just enough space to seat a bookworm.
Much like a rocking chair, it’s a piece of children’s furniture that can easily be passed from one generation to another. We guarantee that bedtime stories will never be the same.
Images courtesy of Northern Michigan University’s School of Art & Design