Good News Coffee Table by Karl Marius Sveen

The  Good news coffee table, designed by Karl Marius Sveen in 2010, certainly strikes a cord with me. It reminds me of going to the library with my family when I was a little girl. My father would read the newspapers, while my sister and I would find our way through the many treasures held by our library.  The newspapers my father read were contained by a shelf constructed in much the same manner as the Good news coffee table. It is a wonder that I have not seen this functional design for so many years. Clearly this is an elegant, contemporary interpretation of the model I am more familiar with, streamlined and updated for a more intimate setting.  I cannot help but be drawn to it. It would be the perfect place to store our unwieldy newspapers and magazines while perhaps enjoying a morning coffee or afternoon tea. Times are certainly changing with computers and tablets now delivering much of the news, but I for one will always appreciate the tactile nature of taking a newspaper, magazine or book in hand to read.

The “flat packed” Good news coffee table is available in a clear lacquered natural oak, black and white stain. It is made of 25 mm oak veneered plywood and assembles quickly using only one screw. (via)

Posted by Michelle Lesser at 20 November, 2012

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