A purposeful optical illusion

Float is a coffee table designed to be an exquisite illusion for the home. It appears as a levitating lotus pond supported by a trio of intertwining stems. Each table is unique, containing an arrangement of lotus leaves sourced from South East Asia. Behaving like a giant plano-convex lens, Float creates some surprising optical and visual effects. Everyday becomes a magical affair, as reality appears to distort around this table.

Float amalgamates colliding ideals for a new generation of Asians: the desire for traditional signifiers of peace, fortune and tranquility as represented by nature (eg. water, Lotus and the belief in Feng Shui) and the reality of living in urban high-rise environments.

Float is part of the debut collection of contemporary design label Industry+

Images courtesy of The Primary Studio

Olivia Lee