Multi-purpose furniture pieces never cease to amaze us. They’re space-saving and cost-efficient at the same time. That’s what Dublin-based designer Orla Reynolds’ “As if from nowhere…” bookcase is all about.
So, on the outside, it might seem as though there’s nothing special about it. But upon a closer look, it actually reveals subtle slots for tables and chairs. Now that’s a brilliant solution on how to cater to unexpected guests or uninvited guests, for that matter.
This multi-purpose shelf features six stackable compartments made of structural melamine foil. It’s perfectly modular, so you can arrange the compartments depending on your preference and available space. If you prefer a conventional style, then you may opt to arrange them in a square configuration.
Orla Reynolds Studio’s “As if from nowhere…” bookcase features detachable compartments, so you can arrange them however you want to
However, if you prefer a much edgier style, then you can also arrange them in a long configuration. This setup is ideal if you wish to achieve a cozy window seat design.
On top of that, you can also separate the pieces and distribute them to different parts of your home. For instance, a side table and chair for your bedroom, or a table set for your kid’s playroom.
In addition to the six compartments, each set also includes four chairs and two tables. All of which come in bright hues that neatly complement the shelf compartments in white. Made of steel and birch plywood, these chairs and tables slide precisely into the slots within the shelf.
“Inspired by the theatre, it is like a scene change transforming the space. Taking a chair or table from the bookcase is as easy as taking a book from the shelf.”
Overall, the shelf offers 16 individual compartments for storage and a table set up for four people
Each set comes fully assembled upon delivery. Nonetheless, all compartments are completely detachable, so you can use them in different areas of your house. Or, you can simply stick to using them together as a single unit. It’s totally up to you!
The “As if from nowhere…” modular shelf retails for 2,200 Euros or roughly around $2,500. However, do note that Orla Reynolds Studio only produces them in small quantities at a time.
So, if you’re interested in getting a set of your own, feel free to shoot them email to enquire about their next production run.
Witness this multi-purpose shelf in action via the videos below