Want Cool Multifunctional Furniture? Get A Book

There are times when it would be so handy to have a few extra tables or chairs around the house to use while entertaining or for special occasions. The problem is that all that extra furniture takes up room -- a lot of room. Sure, you can buy stackables, but what if you could just store them on a shelf with your books? With Bookniture the possibility is nearly here.

Bookniture (Image via Kickstarter)Bookniture (Image via Kickstarter)

Bookniture is furniture hidden in a book. It strongly resembles one of those tissue paper pumpkins from Halloween though this is much stronger and sturdier. It can be used as a bedside table, end table, foot stool, or seat. While folded it is just as portable as a book so you can take it camping or picnicking in the park.

Bookniture (Image via Kickstarter)Bookniture (Image via Kickstarter)

The Bookniture is produced in a factory that specializes in traditional book assembly. The structure is advanced honeycomb paper design. When you fold it out and secure it you finish it with a felt top. What you have then is a sturdy piece that you can even use in place of cinderblocks to build your shelves for the living room.

Bookniture (Image via Kickstarter)Bookniture (Image via Kickstarter)

The paper is kraft paper from the U.S. and is water-resistant or "splash-proof." The honeycomb structure makes the Bookniture so strong that it can hold over 300 pounds of weight. The felt top is made of polyester.

Bookniture (Image via Kickstarter)Bookniture (Image via Kickstarter)

This is excellent furniture for small living accommodations where space is at a premium, like tiny apartments, mobile homes, and dorm rooms. It is also perfect for those people who need to move around a great deal. All you need to do with Bookniture if fold it up and go.

One of the added benefits of this type of furniture is that is it completely recyclable. That is something you can't say about most of your furnishings.

Bookniture was created by Mike Mak, a Hong Kong-based designer. Prior to this current project he has participated in a number of award-winning furniture design projects. His design is now ready to go into production and he is seeking funding on Kickstarter. With 21 days still to go, Bookniture has raised 7X what it was initially seeking, so the project is a go.

Sources: Kickstarter, Bookniture, Facebook