[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.

[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.

5 thoughts on “Storyboard”

  1. 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?

  2. 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?

  3. 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..

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