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Two years ago, de Cardenas developed a concept for a line of painted, shifted-perspective furniture based on similar principles as the WWII dazzle ship painting that’s inspired much of his recent work. “I like spatial distortion,” he says. “So these are a 3-D version of what we often try to do with 2-D patterning. We came up with these forms and then we thought painting them with camouflage was a further way of making them formally illegible.” He made seven prototypes and installed a few of them in clients’ homes, but never got around to turning them into a commercial project. “We don’t have a deadline for it, so as a result it becomes less and less important,” he admits. “If we have paying clients, that takes priority.”