From afar, it almost looks like a magic carpet of sorts, but upon closer inspection, you’ll see it’s just a very clever table. Created by designer Alessandro Isolal, this creation combines a rug and a coffee table into a single object, called Stumble Upon. This installation was inspired by the annoyance of tripping over the wrinkles in carpet. Continue reading for up-close shots of what’s behind this table.

According to My Modern Met, “The hybrid piece of furniture appears as a long-fiber rug that has one corner overturned to reveal a smooth, shiny surface underneath. While you can comfortably walk on it, you can also use it as a way to display favorite nicknacks or magazines. Isola wanted a sharp contrast between the top and bottom of Stumble Upon. The fiber area gives the sense that it�s been handmade, imperfections and all, while the underlying material is very polished.”

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