As If From Nowhere is an independently functioning bookcase that houses four chairs and a table.
As part of the Pop-Out Design trend from our Future of Home Living report, which looks at how a new range of DIY kits and technologies are making the process of envisioning and producing custom products and designs accessible to anyone, regardless of space or skills, PSFK Labs has identified the following example.
As If From Nowhere is an independently functioning bookcase that houses four dining chairs and two tables, which when united, create a dining table. Designer Orla Reynolds, a former ballet dancer, took inspiration from her time in the theater, likening the movement from bookcase to dining table to a scene change. The concealed furnishings transform the space much like props on a stage, adding functionality to any sized space.
Pop-out pieces such as As If From Nowhere fall under a larger theme we’re calling Adaptive, which examines how customizable solutions for the home are being designed to accommodate a wider range of needs throughout the day and week, bringing greater functionality and flexibility to urban lifestyles.
PSFK has announced the latest in a series of trend reports. Following studies into retail, social media, gaming, work and mobile, the PSFK Labs consulting team have generated the Future of Home Living report. That report manifests as a free summary presentation, an in-depth downloadable PDF and an exhibition in New York City that runs to August 16.
RSVP below to take a tour of the exhibition at 101W15th.