Pull up a seat and check out ‘The Hidden Chair’ collection, which made a splash at the recent Maison & Objet design fair in Paris. Crafted by French design house ibride, the illusory furniture isn’t facing in the direction you think it is:
The optical effect is created by the chair’s warped design. View it at the right angle and it’s a mystifying illusion, but view it dead on and it looks like the sort of contraption that gives ergonomics experts nightmares.
The full Hidden Chairs collection includes three different models based on historically significant pieces. Check it out here -- though you might want to consult your chiropractor first.