[Image: "Storyboard" by Tim Durfee; photo by Mikey Tnasuttimonkol].

Designer Tim Durfee has produced what he calls "Storyboard," a book-storage unit and chair built from a geometrically simple combination of reclaimed pine boards and a 40'-long nylon strap.

[Images: "Storyboard" by Tim Durfee; photos by Mikey Tnasuttimonkol].

It is "an object defined by creating a surface at the height of the knee, at the ideal angle for sitting," Durfee writes. "Similar to the old style of carrying books with a strap, this object can be host to a personal library." Multiple "Storyboards" variously arranged in different spatial combinations would also result in some interesting room designs.

As such, it also has some interesting resonances with architect David Garcia's ongoing "Archive" series: inventing new spatial systems for the display, use, and appreciation of books.

[Image: "Storyboard" by Tim Durfee; photo by Mikey Tnasuttimonkol].

Durfee's work will be on display at The Page, which opens tomorrow, Thursday, May 20; it is an exhibition sponsored by the LA Forum. Here is a map for how to find it.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want my money back. I bought one of these and didn't have a room long enough to stick it in!

May 19, 2010 6:08 PM  
Anonymous Dave Trowbridge said...

What anonymous said.

Rather interesting as a work of art, but totally useless as a piece of furniture.

I'll bet the designer is quite young and sees nothing wrong with having to crouch down and cock one's neck sideways to find a book. Yoga, anyone?

May 21, 2010 9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't get it - how is this anyway useful, you will just hurt your back and waste your space

BLDGBLOG is this a joke? or are you mates with the designer?

May 21, 2010 2:25 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

I quite like it. Makes a difference from the old planks on cinderblocks bookcase, anyway!

May 22, 2010 11:36 PM  
Anonymous Another Designer said...

Its funny how few designer words and some BS " Green" construction makes this bench with a leg missing.. into something that can be displayed in a design studio. What are these designers smoking? As an Art piece i can kind of understand it.. but since it was "designed".. as in meant to solve a certain problem or improve on one.. its pretty much useless..

- Another Designer..

May 24, 2010 10:38 PM  

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