Mind-Bending Furniture Inspired by M.C. Escher

Rebecca OConnell

Studio Isabell Gatzen

makes whimsical furniture that plays with perspective and confuses the eye. Inspired by the artist M.C. Escher, its newest collection is called DEBUT. The furniture pieces boast simple but bold design and incorporate optical illusions—the items morph and change depending on what angle you look at them.

The name of each piece hints at hidden features. The "Don’t Screw With Me" shelf, for example, is made in such a way that it doesn't need screws to fit together, while the "See Right Through Me" mirrors are one-way.

In general, there are no nails needed—all the pieces fit snugly together. The collection's "Hook Me Up" table is made of three legs that join together to create a burr joint.

The "Walk All Over Me" rug, made with a geometric design that creates a subtle gradient, is reminiscent of Escher's tessellated patterns.

The "721 Candlestick" is stackable and movable, and can be changed to fit the owner's mood and needs.

[h/t: Design-Milk.com]