This Space Saving Bookcase Hides A Table And Chairs Set

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.

As If From Nowhere Bookcase by Orla Reynolds Studio

Orla Reynolds Studio

 

As If From Nowhere Bookcase with Chairs and Table by Orla Reynolds Studio

Orla Reynolds Studio

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

As If From Nowhere Modular Bookcase

Orla Reynolds Studio

 

As If From Nowhere Modular Bookcase with Dinging Tables and Chairs

Orla Reynolds Studio

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.

Modular Bookcase Long Configuration

Orla Reynolds Studio

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.

Modular Bookcase Compartment

Orla Reynolds Studio

 

Girl Sitting on Yellow Chair

Orla Reynolds Studio

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.

Modular Shelf Compartments

Orla Reynolds Studio

 

Modular Bookcase with Table and Chairs

Orla Reynolds Studio

 

“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.”

Orla Reynolds Modular Shelf

Orla Reynolds Studio

 

Orla Reynolds Modular Shelf Exhibit

Orla Reynolds Studio

 

Overall, the shelf offers 16 individual compartments for storage and a table set up for four people

Modular Shelf with Table and Chairs

Orla Reynolds Studio

 

As If From Nowhere Shelf by Orla Reynolds Studio

Orla Reynolds Studio

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!

Orla Reynolds Setting Up Chairs

Orla Reynolds Studio

 

Orla Reynolds Carrying a Yellow Chair

Orla Reynolds Studio

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.

Modular Shelf Square Configuration

Orla Reynolds Studio

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.

Orla Reynolds As If From Nowhere Bookcase Exhibit

Orla Reynolds Studio

 

Orla Reynolds Bookcase Exhibit

Orla Reynolds Studio

 

Witness this multi-purpose shelf in action via the videos below

 

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