Invisible Affinity Chair – Ben Alun-Jones
I tend to walk into things, especially furniture with corners. Nasty, sharp, pointy corners. Luckily, I can see the furniture, so most times I avoid them horrid things. Furniture that is ‘invisible’ is a nightmare for my knees, so the Affinity chair from designer Ben Alun-Jones is not at the top of my wish list.
Designed to reflect its surroundings thanks to a coating of thin mirror film, the chair attempts to disappear, into a room. Interestingly, and possibly a blessing for someone such as myself, the chair has a built in sensor that turns a collection of dimmer LED lights on within the chair as someone approaches.
The Affinity Chair is currently on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, if ‘looking’ at invisible objects is your thing.