Cut Chair Optical Illusion by Peter Bristol
Even though this chair looks like it has just been sliced by a ninja, you shouldn’t be afraid to take a seat – it stands perfectly stable.
The “Cut Chair” designed by Peter Bristol has only one unbroken leg, and creates an optical illusion that it’s about to fall. However, a plate concealed by a thick carpet allows a robust cantilevered seat. Currently, the artist is looking for a partner that would like to have the Cut Chair made for installation or production.
Would you dare to take a seat?
Interesting design for a chair. To be frank, this is design, not an optical illusion; an optical illusion is, “something that deceives the eye by appearing to be other than it is.” This chair does no such thing – it is exactly as it appears. It is not really a chair with four solid legs that appears to only have one. It is a one-legged chair with three ‘cut’ legs. No optical illusion in that. What is does do however, is defy our sense of stability and balance.
hoho..this reminds me of those street performers that perform this ‘magic’ trick =)
So cool. Still, I’m not sure I’d ever sit on that!