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Multitasking Lamp Shelves

Readme by Peter Bockel is an All-in-One Side Table for Book Worms

— May 30, 2011 — Art & Design
Whether you're in the market for an end table or a night stand, the moveable will no doubt eventually need to fulfill the qualities taht Readme by Peter Bockel already has built in. A bedside table is, in most examples, a surface on which to set a lamp and your current book, and this clever little object provides you with both aspects in the most useful way.

Not simply a flat surface, this playful piece of furniture provides you with a shelf, a place where novels feel right at home. Other items can be placed on top, doubling the area at your disposal, while the entire coated blue steel cap acts as a lampshade as well. A hidden wire climbs up the inner leg of Readme by Peter Bockel, giving the object the look of lighthearted simplicity and enchanting efficiency.
Trend Themes
1. Multifunctional Furniture - There is an opportunity for furniture designers to create products that serve multiple purposes in order to meet the demands of small-space living.
2. Smart Lighting - There is an opportunity for smart home technology developers to create lighting systems that are both functional and stylish, such as lamp shades that also act as shelves or bookstands.
3. Minimalist Design - There is an opportunity for designers to create furniture that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing by using simple, straightforward, and minimalist designs.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Design - Furniture designers can take advantage of the trend towards multifunctional furniture by developing products that accommodate the needs of people who live in small apartments or houses.
2. Smart Home Technology - Smart home technology companies can create lighting systems that are both practical and innovative, making the most of the latest advances in technology and materials.
3. Interior Design - Interior designers can use furniture with minimalist design and smart lighting to create spaces that are both functional and beautiful.
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