People have always been fascinated by optical illusions and the way the trick the eye. Many designers incorporate this illusion in the design of artwork and furniture. It’s not easy to design something like that, but some designers have managed to create amazing pieces that quickly became popular thanks to their intriguing designs and shapes. These are some of the most impressive creations:
This cabinet was designed by using different wood finishes, each piece is rectangular with seemingly similar components, which when combined, create totally different colors and textures, highlighting the richness of the materials.”
At a first glance, this chair appears to disobey the laws of Physics. The Magic Chair comes from designer Davide Conti and seems to only stand on one foot. This optical illusion is made possible due to a transparent material which is used …to help maintain the balance of the chair. But since this material is almost invisible, when looking at this product from a certain angle, the user will surprisingly only see a bunch of straight thin lines.
This furniture sham plays on perspective and optical illusions, in reference to the paving of Italian palaces the first time the discovery of the laws of perspective.
The Cut Chair provides a stable place to sit, but creates an optical illusion that tells you otherwise.A plate concealed by a thick carpet allows a robust cantilevered seat. Three well placed leg “stumps” and the chair looks as though it has just been magically sliced apart.
90° is a creative vase that displays an intriguing geometry. The Spanish design studio Cuatro Cuatros created “90 °”, a vase-shaped impossible triangle causing a disturbing optical illusion.
Would you like to dive into the ocean in the living room? Or to look for ancient cities on the globe while using the vacuum cleaning in the bedroom? Then, your are a big fan of optical illusions and we suggest you to bring some 3D floors at home. How is that possible? Due to a special 3D technology of putting an image, the illusion of three-dimensionality of a picture is created when you look at the floor at a certain angle.
This amazing artwork makes it look as though London’s Covent Garden Market is just floating away. The effect which can be seen from any angle makes the building appear to break away from the columns. The mind-bending installation by British artist Alex Chinneck uses digital carving and a four-tonne counterweight to make the amazing structure. The huge project used over 100 contributors including structural engineers, carpenters, carvers, set builders, scenery painters, water jet cutters and a robot, as well as 14 tonnes of steel and a tonne of paint.
Bâtiment (Building) is a mirrored installation which is currently on display at Le 104 in Paris as part of their In_Perceptions exhibition. A massive building facade is constructed on the floor near a towering mirror giving anyone reflected the uncanny appearance of being weightless. This giant mirror reflects a full scale house model, which gallery visitor can climb on. Clever & fun!
This is the swimming pool art installation in 21st Century Museum of Art, at Kanazawa Japan by artist Leandrotop surface is filled with 4 to 5 inches of water that looks like a realistic pool. The people underneath the swimming pool can actually look above with realistic water effect on top of it. A layer of water only some 10 centimeters deep is suspended over transparent glass. Below the glass is an empty space with aquamarine walls that viewers can enter.