18 Floating Furniture Designs

Summary: Is the furniture really floating, or is it just an illusion?

[dropcap style="2"]T[/dropcap]he use of illusions in art and design never fails to amaze the eyes of interested onlookers. Ambiguous illusions that appear on a flat canvas are amazing enough. But what about illusions that trick the eyes using 3D functional objects that you can feel and touch?

This article showcases a collection of 18 different floating furniture designs. You will be amazed at the optical illusions created by these pieces of home furniture…

01. THE CUT CHAIR FLOATING CHAIR DESIGN

It seems that this chair has just been cut into pieces. But it’s still standing on, as if floating with any adherence to the laws of weight and gravity. Is it really floating, or is what you are seeing just an illusion?

(via Peter Bristol)

02. THE MYSTERIOUS LEVITATING CLOUD SOFA

You know sometimes when you get on a plane and fly off to a foreign country, and it gets so boring on the plane that you imagine yourself sleeping on the clouds? Well now you can live out your dreams. This mysterious levitating sofa floats with a concept of magnetism with a strong magnetism holding up the upper cloud part.

(via Kootouch)

03. THE CREATIVE AND AMAZING FLOATING BALLOON BENCH

This impressively creative furniture piece features a bench that seems to be floating through the air, suspended by a number of helium balloons. Very impressive. The illusion is created using strong ceiling anchors that suspend the bench in place. The anchors are hidden by the balloons.

(via h220430)

04. OPTICAL ILLUSION FLOATING TABLE DESIGN

 

This is actually not an optical illusion. The table is made up of blocks that are really floating in the air. The floating power is created using the force of opposing magnets built into the table. It gives a really impressive feel to people watching.

(via GradientMagazine)

05. LEVITATING LAMPS THAT LIGHT THE WAY

This is another cool piece of furniture that you can add to your bedroom. It features a lamp that seems to be sliced apart with the top part levitating in mid-air. Well, the reality is, it actually is sliced apart with the top part levitating in mid-air. It uses magnetism to achieve this effect.

(via DesignCollector)

06. THE EXPENSIVE REALLY FLOATING BED DESIGN

Yes, this bed really floats. Yes, it uses magnetism, yet again. And yes, it costs well over a million dollars. So unless you really want to sleep while floating, this may be out of your price range. It seems that there is a smaller scale version that a small dog can sleep on too. That one costs upwards of $100,000.

(via GizMag)

07. ANOTHER LEVITATING BED DESIGN ILLUSION

Unlike the previous bed that was really floating, this bed isn’t really floating. It just looks like it’s floating. And it’s a lot cheaper. It is actually supported by the wall.

(via FurnitureFashion)

08. UPSIDE DOWN FLOATING BOOKSHELF DESIGN

Float your furniture, and float your bookshelf. But in this instance, it’s not the bookshelf that’s floating, but rather the books. This upside down bookshelf makes use on an optical illusion using hooks that hang the books from the bottom.

(via Instructables)

09. PASSION IGNITION FLYING FIRE PLACE

People enjoy having a live gas fireplace in their homes during the winter time. It makes you feel really warm, cozy, and passionate. And you can ignite the passion even more using this levitating fireplace. It floats with an optical illusion of hard-to-see, black wires.

(via BornRich)

10. THE DISAPPEARING AND FLOATING CHAIR PIECE

This chair design is quite nice and innovative. The bottom of the chair seems like it is floating, but the illusion is created using a bottom made of transparent acrylic. The paint is painted on in such a way to give a disappearing gradient which enhances the effect.

(via dornob)

11. INNOVATIVE TAVOLO AIR FLOATING DINING TABLE

This floating dining table makes you of two transparent sheets that are facing perpendicular directions. This enhances the illusion because even if you can see one sheet, it becomes harder to see the other.

(via Archiproducts)

12. COOL FLOATING BOX STORAGE SYSTEM

These floating boxes portray the feeling of rite of spring, as well as giving a nice optical illusion that makes it seem that these storage boxes are floating through the air.

(via Takeshi Miyakawa)

13. ILLUSIONAL FLYING CARPET CHAIR DESIGN

A flying carpet chair design that makes it look like a floating carpet is creating a chair for you to sit on.

(via momoy)

14. FLOATING HOLY LAMP HALO ILLUSION

This lamp is done using a cool optical illusion trick that takes advantage of mirrors. The lighting effects produced seems like the round lighting of an angel’s halo. You can stand under it and feel different somehow.

(via YankoDesign)

15. UNUSUAL ILLUSION FLOATING TABLE CLOTH TABLE

It looks like all that’s there is the piece of table cloth from the round table. The table is no where to be seen, but the solid table cloth is what makes up the illusion of the table design.

(via ConceptTrends)

16. UNIQUE FLOATING COFFEE TABLE DESIGNS

This coffee table is divided into the upper and lower halves. The upper half looks like it’s floating, and this design is based on a more modern look for the coffee table.

(via TrendUpdates)

17. FUNNY RUNNING CHAIR FLOATING DESIGN

This chair is suspended using clear parts for the legs. However, the visible legs make it seem like the chair is running.

(via WeMadeThis)

18. FLOATING STAIRS MIGHT BE SCARY TO WALK ON

These stairs appear as if they are floating. Of course, you know that they’re not. But they give the look and feel of floating, so it might be a bit scary to walk on them.

(via CubeMeme)