studio cheha: 3D optical illusion flat-light candle holder
studio cheha: 3D optical illusion flat-light candle holder studio cheha: 3D optical illusion flat-light candle holder
sep 30, 2013

studio cheha: 3D optical illusion flat-light candle holder

studio cheha: 3D optical illusion flat-light candle holder
all images courtesy of studio cheha




making the design of a 2D candle appear 3D, the ‘flatlight’ by studio cheha aims to help people rethink their everyday objects. stripped to its most basic form, the piece follows a classical outline of a traditional candle holder – only it is as flat as a piece of paper. created using a photochemical etching process, the work ensures that a high definition of detail is achieved, enhancing the optical illusion. despite the perspective achieved with the ‘flatlight’ it is only made from one section of 0.4mm thick brass: 15cm L x 6.4cm W and is available in a range of colors, as well as natural brass.



the ‘flatlight’ appears to be a 3D object but is really one, flat piece of brass



view from the side showing the intricate detail of the design



the candle holder is made from brass and available in various colors



two different sizes for a special edition – 30cm and 12.7cm



detail view of the material



the candle holder offers a view of the world in another (flat) light



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