Design firm ClarkeHopkinsClarke created this rug, which they punningly call the “Magic Carp-pet.” At a glance, it might appear pretty, but not anything special, but the magic comes when it’s paired up with a glass-top coffee table with wooden slats: Walk by it and it’ll create the scanimation-style illusion of motion.
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.
See it in action below: