urfun lab: bookshelf chair
urfun lab: bookshelf chair urfun lab: bookshelf chair
nov 25, 2010

urfun lab: bookshelf chair

wooden ladder the starting point for the bookshelf chair by urfun lab all images are courtesy of urfun lab

indian design studio urfun lab recently completed a project called ‘the bookshelf chair’. drawing their starting point from ladders that are of common use in daily manual activities, they reinterpreted the shape to create an all-in-one bookshelf and seat. the idea behind the project is to save space and bring different level of functionality into the domestic space, while still maintaining a traditional aesthetic.

the object’s seat is wooden and white painted, while the shelf is dark so to distinguish the two functions of the object.

more wooden ladders…

use of a ladder in daily life

demonstration of ‘bookshelf chair’ usage

demonstrating the use of the ‘bookshelf chair’

members of the urfun lab team

  • We need a lot of solid wood to make this which is not cheap in now.

    Faizal says:
  • just to clear out a bit of doubt………….this was made using Salvaged Ladder from the old city and not made from scratch as it is supposed here………………so its reusing the found material instead of trying to replicate the image………

    mitul says:
  • I love it. I would like to have one myself.

    Perspective says:
  • ok. from a design POV I don’t get it. in these houses space is at an optimum so as a bookshelf its wasteful and it renders the steps unusable with book son them. its fails on so many levels except one; reuse of materials. its just not good design in terms of volume, flexibility or protection of the books. I don’t think they’ve really thought this one through.

    Adey says:
  • Beautiful!!!
    Have fun with all your designs

    DKDK says:
  • Looks good, and is a great way to recycle. Bravo!

    Matthew says:
  • Is there a way to contact Urfun Lab? Wanted to showcase their work at an exhibition platform…

    Namrata says:

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