09 Jan 2012 • Japanese Design
Ocean of Dots
In Okayama, Japan, a private school’s office may have a dizzying effect on visitors.
Designer Tetsuya Matsumoto created the space using thousands of white dots, which appear to be hovering in the air. The dots cover translucent screen walls – which divide the area into separate meeting rooms – plus floor, ceiling and other walls.
Furthermore, the dots extend onto a mirror wall, which visually expands the space while adding the illusion of another million dots.
‘Walking in the office feels like swimming in an ocean of dots,’ Matsumoto says.