I don’t think we always tend to pay a lot of attention to coffee tables when in reality we really should. I personally think a good coffee table can really light up a room. It instantly draws attention and sets the theme for the entire living room. Once a stunning coffee table has been set, you can start building the rest of the space around it – a comfy sofa, cute side tables, exquisite lighting, and elegant decorative pieces, are all brought together by the right coffee table. And one such coffee table I recently came across is the ‘Bookpet’ coffee table.
Designer: Deniz Aktay
But here’s what makes the Bookpet extraordinary, and sets it apart from other coffee tables – it’s not simply a coffee table, it is a ‘coffee-book table’. Let me elaborate. First things first, the Bookpet is designed by Deniz Aktay, which is instantly enough for you to know, that this design is surely more than meets the eye. Aktay’s prolific designs have enigmatically taken over the online design world, and the Bookpet is no different.
Besides functioning as an eye-catching and visually intriguing coffee table, the Bookpet also serves as a great storage space for books and magazines. The Bookpet features a sculptural shape that evolves from a double-bent cuboid. The free-flowing and flexible structure of the piece seems to twist and turn through the air, looking almost like a Dachshund or sausage dog to me for some reason!
The cuboidal form of the furniture allows for a sturdy tabletop at one end, which functions as the coffee table part of the design, whereas the rest of the piece has been integrated with little slits and nooks that can perfectly hold your favorite books and magazines. Bookpet has a compact and space-friendly size, allowing it to be ideal for tiny homes, and modern apartments with space constraint woes. Despite having a tiny structure, Bookpet manages to pack immense functionality in its little body, as it serves as not only a coffee table but as a book/magazine rack as well.