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Giant Picnic Table Creates Confusing Optical Illusion

Designed by French artist Benedetto Bufalino, this picnic table will make any adult feel like a kid again. The oversized sculpture, entitled La Table de Pique Nique, looks just like the real thing but at a much larger scale, standing six and a half feet tall. From a distance, the optical illusion creates a confusing distortion that is hard to understand until people are actually seated on it.

Once people climb up and sit down, viewers realize that a grown man can actually stand underneath the table without much trouble and a seated woman is barely able to see over the top. The playful design is a simple table with two benches and it is set in a grassy area in Square Saint-Exupery in Colomiers, France. Placed in an average picnic setting, the visually interesting piece is both perfectly placed but also stands out as quite extraordinary.

Benedetto Bufalino's website
via [Designboom]

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