Lamps and chairs share some things in common, and are often used together. This particular idea was built around the notion of sitting and reading alone or to someone else – pulling up a chair next to a child’s bed, for example, each evening but being able to set the requisite furniture aside during the day.

Titled The Poets, this white-and-green pair are made up of elements that would look ordinary as constituent parts – a simple curved-shade floor lamp and linear folding chair. Together, though, they form a ‘lefty’ and ‘righty’ set with slightly different shapes and shades.

A simple cord stretches from the bottom of one of the legs to plug this hybrid furnishing in for power, but snakes up inside the frame to keep the upper portions free of clutter and tangles.

An angular slice is made in the circular shade above, cut to let the top of the light portion rest comfortably on its side against a vertical surface. While it would not be as closet-friendly as a conventional folding chair, it is easy to set aside inside of a room.