After the terrible snowstorms and generally freezing weather we went through this winter, it goes without saying that spring can’t come soon enough. And one of the best ways to enjoy warmer times is to be out in the park, hanging with friends, having an alfresco picnic, or catching up on some work. For these outdoor occasions, Hong Kong-based designer Mike Mak created Bookniture, a light and stylish Moleskine-like stool/table that combines books and furniture in one pop-up design that you can bring on the go.
Mike Mak is a graduate of Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University with many interesting projects under his belt. Bookniture, one of his most recent designs, Looks very much like a large hardcover volume, featuring its playful brand name embossed in a bold Futura font on its cover. Between the covers, a stiff honeycomb cardboard structure can unfold in just a flip, just as the “book” opens.
Surprisingly sturdy, Bookniture can hold up to 375 pounds of weight, so it’s perfect as a low table or stool, and it comes with a laser-engraved circular top made from biodegradable grey felt for extra comfort.
Despite it being very similar to the classic Molo seats, we love the fact that Bookniture doesn’t take up any extra space, unlike the usually bulky folding furniture hidden in closets or behind doors; it could just easily be stored next to your books on the bookshelf!
See more clever designs by Mike Mak here.
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