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Scarecase Carpet

dangerous staircase
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Scarecase Carpet is a printed staircase covering that is an optical illusion devised to make negotiating a flight of stairs an activity that must be carried out with much greater caution.

To create the Scarecase Carpet, a high resultion image is taken of an existing flight of stairs, complete with the subtle shadows at each riser step. This image is then stretched by 20% and used to print/weave a new stair carpet. Now when this carpet is placed back unto the flight of stairs, the effect of the Scarecase Carpet results.

Those negotiating the stairs now need to do so with great caution as the eyes can be deceived from the confusion generated by the convincing dual optics.

* warning - Scarecase Carpet can cause those not paying sufficient attention to miss their footing and tumble down to the bottom of the stairs.

xenzag, Feb 02 2021

Similar... https://www.google....mgrc=zm37E4YgftDMjM
On a flat floor though. [neutrinos_shadow, Feb 02 2021]

Some stairs too... https://www.google....mgrc=5Rhly-d6NvFQWM
But not quite like the idea. [neutrinos_shadow, Feb 02 2021]


       // miss their footing and tumble down to the bottom of the stairs. //   

       Serious injury or indeed death could result.   

       This will filter out the inattentive, the visually challenged, the clumsy or the merely unlucky. [+]   

       Is this a product of the Escher Carpet Corporation ? If not, it should be !   


       This would be perfect for hospitals, care homes for the elderly, and the stairs up to the Chief Executive offices on the top floor ...
8th of 7, Feb 02 2021

       If this idea had been employed at the US Capitol steps nobody would have gotten in.
whatrock, Feb 02 2021

       Most of the politicos have to be pushed up the wheelchair ramp...
8th of 7, Feb 02 2021


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