While not itself an optical illusion, the Triangle Trivet will make you look twice at your table-scape. The line work of its form draws in the eye, but more importantly it protects your table top by acting as a heat sink for a hot pot or pan. Potted plants gain additional visual appeal when placed upon the triangle trivet.
The TRIANGLE TRIVET was Base Modern’s first design, and the inspiration for the forming of this company. Its form was inspired by the “impossible” or Penrose triangle as designed by Oscar Reutersvard in 1934. The Penrose triangle is a familiar object to us all due in large part to the work of M.C. Escher but also because of its use in populate culture.