One of the things that makes children’s drawings so distinct is that children haven’t really learned about perspective yet, and so their art seem to be drawn from a half-dozen perspectives at once. The same could be said for the Ops, an Escher-esque chair designed by Italy’s Giò Belviso that looks like you’re seeing it from a few different angles at once.
According to Belviso, the Ops Decomposed Chair (think ‘Oops!’ but in Italian) was designed to look unstable. Each leg has a slightly different length, while the chair’s backrest is askew. With each of its legs tilted in a different direction, the fractured-looking chair looks like it might fall apart, but it’s totally stable.
Made of an iron frame in matte white, and a seat stitched out of a brown leather, the Ops is available as a standard chair, or as an arm chair. Other customizations are available upon request. And although the Ops isn’t in mass production, you can buy one today starting at around $600. Check out the designer’s site here.
[via Design Milk]