Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Coffee Table Book: Cleverly Literal 2-in-1 Home Furnishing

Coffee Table Book: Cleverly Literal 2-in-1 Home Furnishing: [ Filed under More & in the Furniture category ]


Like sweetened coffee creamer, it was only a matter of time until someone fused this quintessential pair of household objects into a single hybrid furniture object. Talk about a conversation piece!



Forget the photo albums and coffee table books of old – now you can have your coffee and eat the coffee cake too, without dropping crumbs or spilling on your favorite family photographs (or costly copy of some picture-rich volume).



Flip through enough pages and you find yet another dimension to the design: a trunk-like secret storage space.



Mitch Steinmetz of the NMU School of Art & Design combined these classics using Wood, Stainless Steel, Vinyl and Denim Cloth. His creation recognizes the “coffee table [as] the center of any living room: a place for conversation, gathering, and storage [while] the photo album preserves memories, giving life to past events and emotions.”





As such, “Remembrance combines the social interaction of family gatherings with the nostalgia and enjoyment of remembering … it creates new memories while simultaneously cataloging old ones."

1 comment:

  1. Like sweetened coffee creamer, it was only a matter of time until someone fused this quintessential pair of household objects into a single hybrid furniture object. Talk about a conversation piece! Lisa W. Degregorio

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