Italian design house Lema is ruffling some pages with Booken, a multi-purpose furniture solution that playfully re-conceptualizes the materiality of the literary object. If you’ve ever run out of room on your bookshelf and started stacking the extras around your house, or handily placed a cup of coffee on a pile of books, then the idea behind Booken will be easy to grasp.
Created by young design duo Raw Edges, Booken offers a completely new way to store your books. Booken’s wooden frame allows you to hang your books with the pages down and spines up as though they were resting on bookmarks. When it is completely filled, Booken has a solid and even surface that can be used as a shelf or a table, while still allowing you easy access to your books. The result is that the books are transformed from objects to be stored into a material part of the storage solution.
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