Shahar Peleg’s – Bottle Holder Illusion

Remember Shahar Peleg, a multi-disciplined designer who runs Peleg Design that produced our recent Mirror Tic Tac Toe Illusion? Well, this time he produced some optical illusion bottle holders that look amazingly unreal. If you remember, few years ago (or maybe months), we already posted similar (if not the same) photo which resulted a pretty nice debate. Well, this article is a must have. Shame it isn’t available where I live. At least it would give me a nice conversation topic when my friends visit. When you jump inside the article, you can see another photo, and high-res close up of this illusionary object. Did you understand how it works? Answer is more than simple!



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68 Replies to “Shahar Peleg’s – Bottle Holder Illusion”

  1. i wouldn’t say that this was really an illusion. Its just a welded chain and similar bottle holders have been done with bits of rope that are actually rigid.

    still its is a nice bottle holder

  2. I’m guessing this is just a stiff construction, and it just balances due to the weigh distribution..

    Spent ages trying to figure out other possibilities (i.e. It being an optical illusion ;) )

  3. yeah these are great, the chain isnt actually a chain like you and i would know it, its one continuous piece of metal (carefully welded together at the chain links so it appears as its a normal chain), as u can see the bottle is counter balanced by the “U” shape swirl of the chain at the bottom

  4. Sweet, I’ve seen the same thing in real life, but with just wood.

    These holders are really cool!

    Anyway thanks for replacing the “hot summer illusion” it was a bit weird

  5. NOT THAT HARD TO DO .THE CHAIN IS OBVIOSLY A STAND!!!!FRANKLY I DONT SEE HOW THIS IS A OILLUSION IT IS SO EASY TO DO! I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE CHALK PAINTINGS THOSE ARE COOL NOT SOMTHING THAT ISN’T EVEN ONE

  6. Since the chain is welded, it is not so difficult to get. The centroid of the wine bottle is behind the chain and this will cause the bottle to float

  7. This is not an illusion.. It’s a consumer product. I have a set of these sitting on my kitchen counter. The links are simply welded together into a form that will hold the bottles. You can see that in the last picture.

  8. Wow I really like this kind of illusion, makes you think out of the box. I saw this exact photo few months back, but it still amazes me. Good post! =)

  9. Belive this is already on your site. (although the close up looks new)

    chain is fixed, would look good hanging from the roof.

  10. The chain is sort of… stiff. You can’t move it. till, if it is like that, what is keeping it up at the back? surely it would tip backwards. look at it close up in the third picture. Looks sort of weilded together.

  11. I think the links in the chains are welded togerther. I would really like to own these bottle holders. darn!!!!!!

  12. The chain is rigid: its weight (baricentrum on the right of figure) is balanced by the bottle’s weight.
    (i think).
    arrenius

  13. I think the chain is rigid and has an uneven balance without the bottle, so it would topple over to one side. When the bottle is placed inside the rigid hole, it balances the holder and stays up straight.

  14. no comments? Unless they are waiting approval.

    anyway, I remember when this was originally posted. I researched it and found tons of other cool wacky stuff.

    Not sure why this is being posted again, but it is definitely worth it!

  15. This is simple. It is photoshopped with an Active-X control on Vista. Bill Gates is obviously holding the wine bottle.

  16. i see dead people

    XD jk well kinda…n the 3rd one i see like a dude a cartoon lyin down… but mm is none of the previous one due to the "white paper" that proves it… is the dude waldo or something like that??

    this one is breakin my head >.<

    1. is’ a simple Wine Bottle Stand.
      Chain links are welded together to create a solid object.

  17. That looks very nice and interesting. I don’t get why in the third picture, the bottle seems painted white. What’s up with that??? That’s weird. Photoshop…?…

  18. It’s more than ‘just a balancing act’. The balancing is one part of it. What’s more evident is that the bottle appears to be held up by a CHAIN. A normal chain would collapse!

    Of course, as can be made out from the close-up, the chain links are welded together, making it actually a solid piece of metal. But it’s not obvious from a distance.

  19. I think that the bottles are actually standing upright and the chains are stuck to a wall or magnet or something. the photo was just taken on the side.

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