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From Surrealist Summer Photoshoots to Bold Bowling Hat Interiors

 - May 5, 2012
Designers and artists alike have given their nod of approval to the Belgium surrealist artist Magritte, as seen with these whimsical pieces. René Magritte has influenced a handful of industry masters with his intriguing and unorthodox images.

The artist’s work often juxtaposes space, time and disturbing imagery that's hard to take your eyes off. Some of the well-known icons Magritte is associated with are the timeless bowler hat, shiny green apple, cut-out silhouettes and picturesque cloudy skies.

Everyone from fashion mogul Diane Von Furstenberg to contemporary product designers have drawn inspiration from his captivating works. His bizarre dreamscapes have spawned extraordinary fashion editorials to cunning interior concepts. Considering the artist has an entire museum dedicated to his work, it is clear he has made a lasting impression on pop culture and design. If you are looking for a healthy dosage of surrealist-infused work, check out these Magritte-inspired examples.