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Brief Published: 24 Jun 2013

Takeshi Miyakawa: Visible/Invisible Furniture


The Visible/Invisible furniture series by Brooklyn-based designer Takeshi Miyakawa uses the reflective properties of mirror-finished acrylic to create the illusion of disappearing chairs and tables, camouflaging them into their surroundings. 

Recently shown at New York gallery Salon 94, the assembled pieces are also bent and distorted with heat to create intricate, wrinkle-like textures throughout the surface planes. 

Look to our Materials Focus concepts Distortion and Interrupted Surfaces for more on the use of reflective surfaces and high-shine materials to alter spatial perspectives. 

Takeshi Miyakawa