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Illusory Grid Cafes

This Art Installation by Johnston Marklee is Placed in an Art Museum’s Cafe

Los Angeles-based Johnston Marklee designed this unique art installation called ‘A Grid is A Grid is A Grid.’ The artistic display is contained within a cafe at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

The installation is a real life grid that is created from 2D wallpaper and a 3D roof structure. While the low-hanging mezzanine appears to consume the eatery in its entirety, there are also bold orange chairs that provide a hint of playfulness within the space. Unlike the wallpaper, the ceiling is actually made of aluminum box beams, which hang so low that the space has been reduced in size by 50 percent.

The creatively formatted grid cafe by Johnston Marklee will be in its location for viewers to immerse themselves in until early January 2016.
Trend Themes
1. Illusory Installations - There is an opportunity for artists and architects to create immersive art installations that play with perception and challenge the viewer's sense of reality.
2. Multi-dimensional Environments - Creating environments that incorporate 2D and 3D elements can offer a unique and engaging experience for viewers, and can be applied to industries beyond art and design.
3. Spatial Optimization - Developing creative ways to optimize spaces can lead to new and innovative designs that challenge traditional norms and expectations.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - Artists and designers can incorporate illusory installation techniques to create unique and immersive experiences, challenging traditional art forms and perceptions.
2. Architecture and Interior Design - Developing multi-dimensional environments in architectural and interior design projects can create unique and engaging spaces that go beyond traditional designs.
3. Event Planning and Marketing - Using illusory installations and multi-dimensional environments in event planning and marketing strategies can create unforgettable experiences for customers and attendees.
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