The great Belgian surrealist became famous not only for his mysterious canvases full of hidden meanings, but also for his vivid philosophical maxims - Magritte revealed in everything the complexity and ambiguity of the perception of the world. For his works, for example, he deliberately chose such names so that the viewer could not "place the image in the area of the familiar, where the automatism of thought will certainly work." Therefore, the signature under the smoking pipe in the painting "The Treachery of Images" (1928-1929) reads: "This is not a pipe."
1. Floor Lamp and Bowler Hat by Jake Phipps | 2. Hanger, Igor “Rogix” Udushlivy | 3. Suitcase, Samsonite | 4. Top, JWAnderson | 5. Plate, MoMa | 6. Clutch, Hermès | 7. Suspension, Stephen Einhorn | 8. Watch Reverso Tribute to Rene Magritte, Jaeger-LeCoultre | 9. Umbrella, MoMa | 10. Armchairs, Yaroslav Rassadin
The idea of breaking the ordinary order of things, breaking the established connection between an object and its purpose is a fertile field for design. Bowlers become lampshades for a floor lamp, a pipe becomes a comfy chair, and a blue sky appears on the inside of an umbrella to stay above your head even in the rain. And the Hermès apple clutch is not an apple in itself, although it may well be inside.>