Unfinished Sketches Illusion


One might easily mistake below objects for half-finished sketches of candle holders, vases, bowls and bottles. However, all of these are real solid pieces of art made entirely from oxidised copper. While intended purely for decoration, they won British designer Maya Selway second prize in the Interior Design Awards at the Interior design biennale in Kortrijk, Belgium. Even though bottles and bowls are purely decorative, candle holder and the vase can be used as shown. For those of you who haven’t noticed, vase includes a tiny shallow silver dish used to hold water. How awesome is that!?

  • breandan

    Me likey. Where can I get some?

    • AH

      they are jut a bunch of glassware, can be found at walmart,so nothing special bout them and there’s no illusion here

    • Taylor

      You just need to take some wire and bend it to look like that, very hard tbh.
      @AH you might want to get your eyes checked.

  • Stawolf1001

    they are kind of funky

  • AH

    what’s the illusion???????

    • CorrlesID

      isnta bottle at real, it appears to be if you make it a 2d perspective but it isnt a bottle is a wire of copper welded, so in effect by be the half of a wire and a bottle at the same time its a ilussion, the only think i have to sy is missing is the refraction of the plant in the wire/bottle which is missing!!

    • Snowman25

      The illusion is, that these aren’t sketches on a paper but metal-objects designed to look like a sketch.
      The bowls and glasses don’t have any purpose other than to look good. But the vase and candlestick are both useable and cool-looking.

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  • General Catacus

    soooo cool! I want the vase!

  • Fredrock

    Really cool!

  • eric

    the candle one is awesome!, but what do they look like from the side?

  • suor de sapo

    Resembles Chema Madoz work, my favorite of its kind.

  • CorrlesID

    what about refraction effect like the one you see in a glass of water with a pencil inside?

  • Andre

    They are just too cool!

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  • anonymous

    all u use is a piece of wire!!!

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