Which way is the chair facing in this mind-bending optical illusion? It’ll leave you stumped

A MIND-BOGGLING optical illusion has left viewers scratching their heads trying to figure out how it works.

The confusing visual was posted on social media site Reddit by a username who posts under "IranianGenius".

It shows a black chair in the middle of a white room in what seems pretty straightforward so far.

Reality then starts to warp as a man comes in from out of shot and sits on the chair – but from a completely different angle to which you thought it was facing.

Don't believe us? Check it out for yourself.

The chairs were created by French design studio Ibride, according to Dezeen.

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An explanation for the illusion shows that the chairs were intentionally designed to appear warped and uneven.

However, when seen from a specific angle, our eyes are tricked because their silhouettes resemble classic designs.

The Hidden Chairs collection by Ibride is made up of three beech plywood chairs each based on a historical design.

Optical illusions show images that differ from normal reality but the information gathered by the eye is processed in the brain to give a certain perception.

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