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Magnificent Magnified Mirrors

This Elegant Reflector Plays an Eye-Teasing Trick

— December 29, 2015 — Art & Design
This magnified mirror is particularly eccentric. Usually, when you see a modernized decorative reflector, it is a vibrant paint job that renders it contemporary. In this case, the designer built in a playful optical illusion that appears to enlarge one corner of the piece.

This Yoy Design Studio creation called Lens has an elaborate antique-looking frame that's made from ABS material. The width and details are consistent along two sides, but the top right section is surrounded in a fine round frame that singles out the faux magnified area. One would assume that the reflective surface within this field might maximize the image of the onlooker, but it actually doesn't; the vision remains consistent across the circular border.

This magnified mirror exemplifies a whimsicality that has become prevalent in contemporary furniture design.
Trend Themes
1. Whimsical Furniture Design - As seen with the magnified mirror, there is a trend towards incorporating playful and eccentric optical illusions into contemporary furniture design.
2. Antique-inspired Modern Design - The antique look of the mirror's frame suggests a growing trend towards incorporating vintage design elements into modern furniture pieces.
3. Optical Illusion Decor - The magnified mirror's playful optical illusion highlights a trend towards incorporating visual trickery into home decor pieces.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Design - There is an opportunity for disruptive innovation within the furniture design industry by incorporating whimsical and vintage design elements into modern pieces, as demonstrated by the magnified mirror.
2. Home Decor - The trend towards incorporating optical illusions into home decor presents an opportunity for disruptive innovation in the industry by introducing new and playful visual elements.
3. Art Design - Incorporating optical illusions into furniture and decor pieces, as seen with the magnified mirror, could pave the way for innovation within the art and design industry.
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