Trompe L’Oeil door covers

by Mark R

If you attended any art or architecture class, then you’re probably familiar with the term trompe l’oeil. This is French for “fool (or deceive) the eye”, and it is essentially an optical illusion by design in a structure.

You see it when go walk in a city and see a mural that looks like it is a part of the street itself, or any other time you see furniture, paintings, or structures that look like one thing at first glance, but are something else when studied up close.

This is the case for this door cover here, aptly christened with the name of Trompe l’oeil. As you can see, you can put one on any door frame to make it look like portal to something else.

These door covers come in many designs like Montmartre’s Stairs, French Catacombs Stairs, Castel Corridor, Messy Book Stack, Old Metropolitan Stairs, Empty Dressing Room, Escalators, as well as the Store Front that you see to the right.

Of course, you will have to pay $199 to get one of these on your door, and I don’t know how well they would really fool anybody. The trompe l’oeil effect works better on a two dimensional photo than in real life.

Since they made door covers, I wonder why they don’t make window covers.


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