A half chair? Or just the illusion of a chair? Here’s the 2D/3D Chairs for Issey Miyake.

Issey Miyake has a philosophy whereby they take a 2D cloth and turn it into a 3D dress.

For an installation in the Issey Miyake store in Tokyo, Japanese architect Yoichi Yamamoto literally interpreted this 2D/3D philosophy. Yamamoto created a set of “chairs” that, when viewed from a certain point in front of the shop, look like real, three-dimensional objects. Upon closer inspection one notices that only the backs of the chairs are three-dimensional. The seats and legs are two dimensional, merely drawn onto the floor to create the idea of a full chair.

The wooden backs of the blue chairs are fixed to the floor and the legs painted as such, so that from a given angle the chairs appear to have the right perspective.

The 2D/3D Chairs showcase a selection of hats by milliner Akio Hirata.