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16th January
written by Steph
Better than sitting on a cloud!

Better than sitting on a cloud!

It is probably no surprise that Tony and I have a shortage of book storage space in our current apartment.  Our shelves overfloweth, and we have books unconventionally wedged in every which way in order to keep them off the floor.  Because we rent, we can't put up wall-mounted shelves, and unfortunately we have used up all available space to place larger bookshelves. So really, the Bibliochaise (pictured right) is the PERFECT solution to our problems.  Apparently you can store up to five meters of books in this thing (an interesting way of quantifying books, to be sure), and it also doubles as seating, which we always need more of!  Can you imagine how great it would be to snuggle up in a chair to read, finish your book, only to grab a new one without even having to get up?  This is the stuff that dreams are made of.  My dream version would be the white wood pink leather combo (chocolate brown wood with lime green leather seating comes a close second).  What about you? (You can permute and combine colors by clicking this link.) Alas, it appears the Bibliochaise is only available in Europe, and with a hefty £3,500 pricetag, it's probably just as well and will have to remain a dream.  Tony claims he could construct such a chair of wonder for me, but for now I'll mentally tuck it away with all the other things with which to furnish my dream home.  How great will this look in my home library replete with built-in bookcases (also courtesy of Tony, naturally)?


  1. 01/16/2009

    merging the human body and the book world.

    a true bibliophiles dream.

    I’d get one, and insure it to the hilt. 🙂

  2. Simona

    Very cool idea. One thing that would drive me nuts with such a piece of furniture is how the tops of some the books on the top row stick up above the chair, and some of the spines of the books stick out laterally as well. I’d prefer a version with deeper shelves so I could line up the spines to be flush with unit. The top shelf, in my opinion, should have a piece of wood covering it which would solve the first problem I mentioned and could double as a place to put a drink!

  3. Eva

    If I were you, I’d totally make Tony follow through on his offer. 😉 It is a fun chair, although it doesn’t look comfy enough for me.

  4. 01/20/2009

    I need several of these chairs. Great idea, just a bit too pricey for me. But really, how great would it be to sit down and be enveloped by your favorite books? This is an awesome find.

  5. stephandtony

    One of the bonuses of Tony customizing such a chair for me would be that I could specify its comfiness! I could even, in theory, have a love seat of books made! How would that be for symbolic! 😉

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