These Eye-Popping Rugs Are Actually Perfectly Flat

By Jamie Condliffe on at

These rugs, which depict the five senses of touch, smell, sight, taste and hearing, seem to leap out as three-dimensional shapes as you look at them. Weirdly, though, they are in fact perfectly flat.

The designs were created using a wireframe 3D model of the human body, and then translated onto the 2D surface of the rugs. The result is a real sense of depth, which makes the images look like they're literally popping up out of the floor.

There's no denying they're cool—but cool comes at a price. Handmade from pure New Zealand wool, they take 3-4 weeks each to make and, as a result, cost a heady £650 a pop. [Lazerian via Moco Loco]