Who knew that something as mundane as moiré could be used to come up with something that would easily be the focal point of every coffee table conversation?
Here’s presenting MAGIC CARP-PET, a Red Dot winning design by John Leung for ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects.
The concept is beautiful in its simplicity and the use of our visual perception. The rug on its own looks like any of the modern, nature meets abstract designs… a bit art-deco maybe… with black koi/carp fish ( a bit distorted, to look abstract.)
But, combine it with the deceptively simple coffee table and the life’s breathed in to the distorted koi/carp fish. As you walk around the room / rug the combination of moiré induced illusion and the angle of your line of sight make the fish swim.
A video by the company shows how lovely the design is in its simplicity and how fascinating the concept.
I love it… and would absolutely love to have it in my living room.
© Surya Murali