visible / invisible furniture series by takeshi miyakawa
visible / invisible furniture series by takeshi miyakawa visible / invisible furniture series by takeshi miyakawa
jun 18, 2013

visible / invisible furniture series by takeshi miyakawa

visible / invisible furniture series by takeshi miyakawa
all images courtesy takeshi miyakawa



the ‘visible/invisible furniture series’ by brooklyn-based designer takeshi miyakawa utilizes the material properties of mirror finished acrylic to create the illusion of disappearing chairs and tables. presented at salon 94 during new york design week, the assembled pieces are also bent and distorted with heat to create intricate wrinkle-like textures throughout the surface planes.



invisible chair rear



bent mirror acrylic table



wrinkle effect caused from heating



table surface distortion detail



wrinkled chair detail



rear view distortion



table & chair in context



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  • think Robert Morris Untitled 1965/71 – doesn’t look like much in a photo but in person its sheer genius

    dbkii says:
  • beautiful job takeshi!

    P says:
  • Love love love.
    More Art than furniture though.
    People should learn to draw the line !

    Alexander Kandisaputro says:
  • Correction: Draw the distinction!

    Alexander Kandisaputro says:

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