Design studio TILT have created OpenBook, a piece of furniture that is a seat and also a library.
From the designer
While technology advances, and contrary to expectations, books are still loved. The OpenBook is a seat and a library that celebrates the printed form.
Its design represents an evolution from TILT’s original Library Chair which itself was designed for a Grade II listed building where shelving for books could not be installed so instead the books were incorporated into the chair design.
It is a comfortable reading space for those wanting a quieter moment, while also a showcase for books and magazines of any size and shape. At the same time the chair was to be open, exposing the user to others within the space allowing for serendipitous interaction.
The OpenBook Chair has a fully upholstered interior, including an upholstered side panel, offering additional comfort and sound insulation.