Ballet dancer turned designer Orla Reynolds drew inspiration from theatre scene changes.

Personal experiences can offer unique new perspectives on solving design problems. Orla Reynolds spent time as a ballet dancer and transitioned to studying design. She recently graduated from the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland where she produced a bookcase concept called ‘As If From Nowhere’ which took inspiration from her earlier dance career.

The modular white series of boxes cleverly conceals a set of colorful tables and chairs. The furniture can easily be pulled out and set up in a room. Her idea came from how stage scenes are changed in the theatre.

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