- John Leung. Design.
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The “Magic Carp-pet” has become an internet viral sensation, exceeding 100,000 views in three days on Youtube alone. It was featured in major online media including Designboom, The Daily What, Yanko Design, Core77 & Trend Hunter.
The magical rug literally animates!!
When the rug is viewed through the specially designed glass coffee table, an animation of carp appears through a moire effect providing a surprise element of natural liveliness to the interior. The graphic apparition, replacing the traditional fish tank, is also a nod to the decreasing abundance of our most precious natural resource – water. Mythologically, the carp symbolises bravery and fortune. Linguistically, the “carp” becomes a humorous extraction of the “carpet” that reveals this intriguing little conversational piece on the floor.
Designed by John Leung for ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects in 2010.
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