February 22, 2013
From shelves that hold art periodicals to a slim-lined LED floor lamp to a sofa that’s as comfortable as it is sleek, here are a few ideas for carving out a corner for enjoying a good tome.

Devisor Shelving

Inspired by ancient oriental principles of balance and harmony, the Devisor Shelving by Christopeher Jenner is democratic in form and defined by the use of seemingly opposing materials, through which interconnected vertical and horizontal geometry create a dynamic display system.


Ombre Rug

Ombre rug by Kelly Wearstler for The Rug Company Wearstler, one of America’s most well-known interior designers, has been working with The Rug Company since 2008. Here she gets graphic, depicting gradient squares in hand-knotted Tibetan wool.


Penta-base Bookrest

Penta-base Bookrest with cast-bronze base by Joseph Magliaro for TOC Studio.


Balance 2.0 Floor Lamp

Balance 2.0 floor lamp by Mieke Meijer.


Curva Sofa

Curva sofa by Defne Koz for Derin In addition to its sinuous, uninterrupted shape, the tactility of Curva’s upholstery fabric is the most important feature for the Turkish designer: “It’s not just about the texture of the top surface but also the plushness of the first layer down.”

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GT Rocker

The GT Rocker is a modern rocking chair with a sleek, black metal base, and cushions inspired by 1970s car interiors. Made with FSC-certified wood.


Soren Natural Oak End Tables

This pair of end tables is a particular favorite from a new collection by French furniture company Refuge: sandy-stained natural oak shaped into drums, with layers subtracted from the middle.

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