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The Bookseat, a simple bookcase that playfully curves and becomes a seat, is a creative design responding to the advent of multifunctional spaces in today’s urban living. The Bookseat is locally sourced and hand-crafted within 100 miles of Fishtnk’s studio in Parkdale, Toronto.
The Standard Bookseat is crafted with Canadian Maple with natural finish. We have released a limited white-washed edition for the Cutler and Gross of London, and a special edition with American Walnut. The Bookseat is available with a felt cushion in customizable colors and a limited edition leather. The current production of the Bookseat is limited to 100 pieces, uniquely numbered and tagged based on the order of production.
Mani Mani, (B.Arch.S., MArch.) is a Toronto based designer. Mani graduated from Carleton School of Architecture (B.Arch.S.) and University of Toronto, John H. Daniels faculty of Architecture, Landscape,& Design(MArch.) He is the Co-founder of Fishbol Design Atelier (established in 2005), a Multi-disciplinary design studio based in Toronto and the director of C&G Eyewear CANADA, Canadian operations at Cutler and Gross of London. Mani has been collaborating with a number of architectural firms, design organizations and universities in the past few years. His latest research has been focused on smart systems in architecture and product design including a series of research projects on mass-customized design production, parametric furniture design and responsive systems with SPM (Studio for Progressive Modeling) at Halcrow Yolles Group. He has been a contributor to the Responsive Architecture at Daniels (R.A.D.) laboratory at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Architecture since 2008
Fishtnk is a Toronto based studio focused on multidisciplinary design, production and manufacturing in architecture and product design. Established in 2008 by Mani Mani as a side project to Fishbol Design Atelier, Fishtnk is an open-collaborative workshop to research, document and manufacture innovative products and processes.
Official name of the project: Bookseat
Location: Toronto, ON
Designer: Mani Mani
Manufactured by: Fishtnk Design Factory
Price: Starting from $1900
Dimensions: 600x920x843 mm
Photographer: Fishtnk Inc