There’s no great debate that the luxury of stealing oneself away and getting lost in a good read is one to be savoured. Though, not all hiding spots are made equal. So, we’ve curated a selection of Tom Faulkner pieces to give you some reading corner inspiration and set you off on creating your own literary oasis.
First thing’s first: somewhere for the books. With its geometrically captivating framework, the Melrose Shelf makes the perfect home for literature and objets d’art, alike. It tucks away nicely in an alcove but is sure to stand out to the eye.
Effortlessly cool the way only Berliners can be, this leather and steel gem offers the perfect perch to sink into with a book. The Berlin Easy Chair is crafted with the greatest attention to detail. With over one thousand stiches, each chair is built to last for countless quiet afternoons to come.
Tom’s classic Lily shape takes on a sturdier constitution in the Lily Ottoman Coffee Table. It offers a wonderful home base for literary explorations – a place to prop your feet, pile your books, or simply sprawl out. In true Tom Faulkner fashion, the piece is almost endlessly customisable, with a range of finishes on offer and the option to hand-pick the upholstery of your choice.
If you prefer to take your stories with a glass in-hand, the Papillon Drinks Trolley is the perfect enabler. It is technically possible to serve lighter fare like tea…but we’ll leave that choice to you. With an array of technicolour iterations on offer, this trolley is sure to make a splash in any reading corner.
The Edge Side Table makes for an excellent spot to stow a tome or two. Its compact format allows it to tuck away nicely in a reading nook while delivering a design-forward punch to the space. It’s equally eye-catching in charcoal as with a gold-plated finish or marble top, availing the opportunity to tailor the piece to your own interior or, indeed, inspire a new decorative direction.
The Hug Pendant offers a lovely spotlight for your novel of choice. The variety of finishes on offer allows you to select the effect which speaks to you, whether that’s a soft, golden glow or a more effervescent, steely light. In any iteration, the Hug is sure to stand out as a uniquely sculpted fixture with a futurist bent.
Text by Annabel Colterjohn