To some it may seem lazy to include so many functions in one, but for the low-on-space urban dweller a piece of multipurpose living room furniture is more than merely convenient – it is a way to make the most out of a small space. A fold-down table, pull-out foot rests and built-in lights are just a few of the perks of this all-in-one mobile living room design, a home office in which to work or write as well as a portable place to relax and read.

The back of the seating area is the flip-side of a bookshelf system, which in turn can be reached when one of the panels is folded down to become a desk for working or side table for setting your coffee and newspaper on. Drawer space below the sofa area doubles as storage for the angled footrests that fold old below. And of course, since this entire structure is on wheels it can be moved at will and makes for easy redesigns and interior layout changes.

Titled Lese+Lebe (or ‘read and live’) this piece is as much a whimsical concept as it is a real available-for-purchase furniture design. The designer, Nils Holger Moorman, envisions it as a portable living and dining room but equally capable of being a luxury beach chair. His emphasis on mobility and love of books also extend to smaller subjects like these remarkable rolling bookcase-and-chair designs.