Chairs from Nowhere: Secret Table & Seats Hide in Shelves

Four chairs, one table, and they take up almost no space when not in use – yet not folding, flipping, stacking or complex mechanical maneuvers are needed to make it happen.

With very little hardware but a lot of creative thinking, Orla Reynolds (images by Mark Duggan) crafted As If From Nowhere as a final project for DIT in Furniture & Interior Design, but will hopefully be taking these pieces into mass production.

Why plural and not singular? As it turns out, you would not have to buy the full set of furniture – you could stick to just a bookcase with one chair, or double down for two tables and eight chairs.

Set as primary and secondary colors against a blank white backdrop, the function of the removable parts stands out while also accenting each bookcase.