Ben Alun-Jones has created a chair of optical illusion called the “Affinity chair”. From a distance there is a blending of materials, which wouldn’t normally catch the eye, but up close, an object appears, revealing something not seen before.
The Affinity chair is made from clear acrylic covered with that mirror film you sometimes see used to tint car windows. When somebody approaches, an ultrasonic sensor triggers a pulsating set of LED lights inside the chair, speeding up as the person gets closer.
The Affinity Chair is currently on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.