- John Leung. Design.
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Reflection is deceptive. How you see yourself in the mirror is somehow different to how people see you or how you appear in photos and portrayals – both physically and perceptually. Your frame of mind is one of the many factors that determine the intensity of the deception.
As an analogy of this phenomenon, the “Deception of Reflection” Mirror is designed – an ordinary mirror with an extraordinary mirror frame. The frame’s reflection is somehow different to itself!!
No, it’s not a trick mirror or a funny mirror. This effect, which works with any mirror, is created by a special honeycomb surface on the frame, manufactured using coloured 3D printing. Two different colours are embedded into each of the concaved honeycomb cell walls so that at most viewing angles, our eyes see one colour and the mirror reflects another. The optical illusion serves as a reminder that, whenever one reviews oneself, bias exists depending on your frame of mind and point of view.
Designed by John Leung for ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects in 2011.
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Deception of Reflection. “Diversity”
This design is a portrayal of those organizations which see themselves as embracing diversity while still operating in a homogeneous culture.
Deception of Reflection. “Green”
This design is a portrayal of those organizations which see themselves as a green organization while they continue to pollute.
Deception of Reflection. “Youth”
This design is a portrayal of those organizations which have long histories but only see their glorious and beautiful past and ignored their immediate and corroded conditions. This is represented with a rusted surface that has a clean and crisp reflection in the mirror.
The special honeycomb surface, created by colour 3D printer, enables the optical illusion. It will be extremely difficult to use hand-colouring to achieve the precision required.