Extrusion Illusion: 2D + 3D Display Chairs Trick Mind & Eye


Storefronts and shop windows should grab attention and pull you in. And despite these seats being ultimately unsitable, they draw your focus and refuse to allow passers by to walk on without trying to align their two- and three-dimensional components in space.

Yoichi Yamamoto created the appearance of backs and seats using recycled wooden chairs and (removable) printed media along the elevated ledge below – from just one perfect angle, everything aligns to complete the perspectival illusory effect.

Hard to say whether to file these under furniture, art or simply other – like many engaging designs, there is a blurring of boundaries in this project, which, though ultimately commercial, feels as much like an installation piece as shopping propaganda.

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