Many of you must have tumbled over after sitting on a chair with uneven legs. If yes, then the sight of this well sliced art piece may make your brains go haywire. On top of it, there is this image of a guy standing over this chair, yet this one legged beauty is standing tall.
No! The image hasn’t been done on Photoshop. Neither this is a camera trick. This is real! There is just clever design and a little science. The way both of these come together to generate this beautiful piece of art is amazing. All this confusion will last only until you aren’t aware of the real reason behind it.
Designer Peter Bristol, lead product designer at Seattle-based product development consultancy Carbon Design Group is the man behind this idea. The design involves cantilever technique, that’s often used in bridges, building techniques etc. Cantilever is a projecting structure, supported at one end and carries a load at the other end or along its length. In Peter Bristol’s own words:
A plate concealed by a thick carpet allows a robust cantilevered seat. Three well placed leg “stumps” and the chair looks as though it has just been magically sliced apart.