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This has to be prefaced: clearly, the illusion of this shadow chair is quickly shattered upon careful viewing and someone might not be fooled as easily in the first place as this image might lead you to believe. Nonetheless, even without the illusion, this is an offbeat chair design to reckoned with – particularly since it, unlike many concept designs, is actually in production and can be purchased.

Putting aside for a moment the optical trick of the shadow, there is a nice balance in both the white and wood-finished versions of this chair with the black underneath – or perhaps a striking sense of imbalance. Regardless of the sensationalist aspect of the design there is a sense of impossibility about the canteliever of the seat out over empty space – no doubt enhanced when someone is actually sitting in the chair.