Seating combined with book storage is a very practical trend that is becoming increasingly popular. The Swedish design students Emma Nilsson, Johanna Westin and Lisa Frode have designed a contemporary version of the shared kitchen sofa that follows this trend. The old and traditional kitchen sofa is usually the most popular spot in Swedish homes, and the new design offers additional features. The storage space for books and magazines is on the back of the bench. There is also storage space under the seat for other things, which is divided into two parts for easy access and organization. The bench is made from locally produced Swedish pine, which is native to the Nordic regions and features elm wood details. It’s a perfect solution for modern open plan living areas.