Fauxloating Design

Fake levitation gives stale interior decor a much-needed aesthetic lift
Implications - Inspired by museums and hip hotels, modern furniture and fixtures that give the illusion of levitation are what homeowners are craving. These additions to the home maximize living space without unsightly wires, support brackets or stands, creating a futuristic aesthetic that is functional and fantastic.
SCORE: 3.9
Mild Top 6 Examples: 78,553 Total Clicks Oct 09 - Dec 09
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Floating Staircases - Stairs are the Crown Jewel at 5th Ave. Tommy Hilfiger Store
SCORE: 6.9
Viral 25,656 Clicks Pub: Oct 6, 09
Floating Staircases
Stairs are the Crown Jewel at 5th Ave. Tommy Hilfiger Store
This multi-million dollar floating staircase is located at the Tommy Hilfiger flagship store in New York. It is a unique architectural wonder--the only one of its kind in the world. Americon Contractors,… [More]
Floating Fixtures - Still Life Photographer Dan Tobin Smith Turns Ordinary into Extraordinary
SCORE: 2.8
Warm 9,627 Clicks Pub: Oct 6, 09
Floating Fixtures
Still Life Photographer Dan Tobin Smith Turns Ordinary into Extraordinary
London-based still life photographer Dan Tobin Smith is at the forefront of his medium. Smith shoots ad campaigns for the likes of Coca-Cola, Nike and Visa, and is a photographic contributor for Wallpaper… [More]
Floating Mirror Art - Jason Bruges Studio Creates Digital 'Mirror Mirror' Installation
SCORE: 3.9
Mild 17,740 Clicks Pub: Dec 16, 09
Floating Mirror Art
Jason Bruges Studio Creates Digital 'Mirror Mirror' Installation
The ‘Mirror Mirror’ installation by London-based Jason Bruges Studio was recently revealed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Comprising digital mirrors created from LED panels that use cameras… [More]
Dramatic Floating Shelves - The Hanging Bookcase Gives the Illusion of Gravity-Defying Books
SCORE: 4.5
Mild 14,593 Clicks Pub: Dec 30, 09
Dramatic Floating Shelves
The Hanging Bookcase Gives the Illusion of Gravity-Defying Books
This creative storage space by designers Bao Haimo, Yu Renzho, Ma Hu, Yao Shuai and Yu Meng lets you hang your books on a hanging bookcase that gives a gravity-defying illusion. The interior of the case… [More]
Floating Lighting Fixtures - The Fiat Lux Lamp Levitates the Ball Below
SCORE: 2.7
Untested 5,963 Clicks Pub: Nov 16, 09
Floating Lighting Fixtures
The Fiat Lux Lamp Levitates the Ball Below
Sure, new lamps are created and produced almost everyday, but the Fiat Lux lamp is one of the craziest innovations to take on the lighting industry in a long time. The super cool part of this bad boy… [More]
Illusionary Floating Chairs - The Fade-Out Chair by Nendo Plays Tricks on Our Eyes
SCORE: 2.6
Untested 4,974 Clicks Pub: Oct 7, 09
Illusionary Floating Chairs
The Fade-Out Chair by Nendo Plays Tricks on Our Eyes
The Fade-Out chair by Nendo is an acrylic chair that is painted with a wood grain. Its legs fade from walnut to clear so that when it is placed against any backdrop, it appears to be floating above the… [More]