a project that plays with one's visual perception
category Products & Furniture
The project perspective boxes brings two-dimensional perspective drawings of cubes, into the three-dimensional world in the form of storage boxes. Seen from the right point of view and with light from the left, the perspective boxes appear geometrically perfect and nearly like a drawing on cardboard. However, as soon as they are turned or the observer approaches them, one understands that most of the angles are not 90 degrees and the object is slanted. The perfect geometry is just an optical illusion. The three different shades of colour on the faces of the boxes enable and intensify this effect. Since the boxes are angled the smaller storage containers can be opened by pushing the highest or lowest corner of the lid. While the smaller boxes offer storage space for jewellery, toys or smaller desktop items, the lager box can be used as a little side-table, stool and offers a drawer to store larger things.
The perfect geometry is just an optical illusion.
small boxes: birch plywood, paint
big box with drawer: birch plywood, paint, hinges
small blue box: 26 x 26 x 26 cm
small yellow box: 40 x 23 x 15 cm
small red box: 24 x 17 x 18,5 cm
big red box: 45 x 45 x 45 cm
Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, first test phase (2015): Anouk Buntsma realisation (2017): Benedikt Steiner, Elisa Polner