Optical illusions lace Roche Bobois' latest furniture collection

Furniture brand Roche Bobois has created the ‘Opto’ collection which through clever design creates functional furniture that is laced with optical illusions, May 24, 2014. — AFP pic
Furniture brand Roche Bobois has created the ‘Opto’ collection which through clever design creates functional furniture that is laced with optical illusions, May 24, 2014. — AFP pic

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PARIS, May 24 — Fashionable furniture brand Roche Bobois has collaborated with the artist Micka on a range of interiors based on optical illusions as part of its 2014 autumn collection.

The ‘Opto’ collection is based on the idea of movement and features façades with slightly different motifs superimposed 2 centimetres apart. So the surface of the furniture changes, depending on your perspective.

The collection comprises sideboards, dressers and tallboys, each featuring a different façade based on circular, linear or wavy patterns. The thickness of the graphic lines can be adjusted to alter the aesthetic.

Multidisciplinary artist Micka is known for his work within the ‘Op Art’ movement and has collaborated on projects for everything from fabric design to fragrances. Opto is his first collection for Roche Bobois.

The range was unveiled at the DDays design festival in Paris this week. Additional optical illusion-themed pieces in the brand’s autumn collection include the Bosco table by Renaud Thiry and the Paysage table by Fabrice Berrux.

The designs will be available to purchase from September. — AFP-Relaxnews

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