I'm loving the simple Buchtisch ("Book Table") by Studio Voigt Dietrich, the Potsdam, Germany-based design duo of Franz Dietrich and Sebastion Voigt. While I'm all about multifunctional furniture, I think anyone with a powerful attachment to reading actual books will appreciate the object's substitution of universally useable table space for a dedicated page-holding peak. The lone horizontal surface is large enough to hold glasses of two kinds: Your reading glasses, and a glass full of what your kids will fondly remember you referring to as "Daddy's (or Mommy's) medicine."
Two other SVD projects that caught my eye: The X-Teile-Lampe, meant to be pre-configurable and digitally manufactured:
[Translated from German] The shape and size of the X-Teile-Lampe are extremely variable and can be changed by a specially written script. The thus generated data set is produced by laser cutter and can be brought into form by means of simple rivets.
Then there's the Drehbock, which I think would be awesome in a long-bench form for those restaurants with the communal tables:
[Translated from German] The Drehbock is a synthesis of swiveling stools and trestle. [It] ironically plays with the theme of the differences between people. The encounter between equals, and the balancing of different interests, physical differences and variable uses are combined metaphorically.