Nothing is quite as nice as a good reading chair, somewhere you can flop down with a book and stay for hours, lost in both book and cushy, comfy seat. As usual, though, I’m interested in ways to amp up the bookishness of interior design elements—like staircases, lamps, wallpaper (maybe), and flooring—and I think chairs, already so promisingly literary, are ripe for it.
The most practically bookish chairs are those that let you keep all the books you might want within reach:
Another option is to go bookish aesthetically, rather than practically. Chairs covered in words are one choice, and probably the most famous recent example is the chair that serves as makeshift throne for the menacing matriarch of the ABC’s Revenge:
Another aesthetically bookish direction is to have a chair that references your favorite author. Though that leaves you in the potentially awkward position of sitting on his or her face:
Or, alternatively, you could reference your favorite book:
Finally, for those of you who aren’t squeamish about mutilated books, there are chairs that are actually made out of books:
What do you think? Would you use one of these?
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