The A.P. Works Trick Mat Creates Distorted Illusions at the Kitchen Table

By: Jordy E  - Dec 12, 2014
References: apworks-product.jp & mymodernmet
The A.P. Works Trick Mat creates mind-bending illusions at the dinner table. The Japanese design studio has used shapes and patterns as a way to create a distorted picture, making one feel as if dinner plates and cutlery are slowly being sucked into the centre of the placemat.

A simplistic grid motif is all that is needed to make one feel as if the earth is imploding. The theme challenges our understanding of time and space in a funky way, mixing up atypical silkscreen pieces.

For those in search of a different approach to kitchen decor, these Trick Mats will certainly shake up the lot. They also come in different blue and white colors, allowing them to match with assorted backdrops.