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Take a seat before staring at these mystifying chairs

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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.

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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.

Via Mighty Optical Illusions.

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