Reading Chair. Designed by Remi van Oers.
Illuminating Lounge Chair by Remi van Oers
Lucky for me, Dutch designer Remi van Oers has chosen to design a chair for the express purpose of reading. Part of his Reading Furniture Collection—a graduation project for the Design Academy of Eindhoven—the Reading Chair is a graceful, simple swoop of bent wood lined in soft fabric. The frame of the chair gives way to two interesting modifications to your standard lounge chair: a light and a bookshelf. From the top of the frame, a rectangular light pops up on one side, offering a built-in lighting system that’s specifically designed to illuminate the page. The curved bottom of the chair creates a cocoon for your books—a modern-day interpretation of that hole that used to grace 1950s school desks. The front legs of Reading Chair are extensions of the bent wood; on the back side, simple metal legs anchor the piece. All in all, this may be the furniture I need for my long stints of reading.
Via Chair Blog.