Snellen Eye Chart Reinvented for Designers

© Joel Pirela

Joel Pirela of Miami based studio Blue Ant Studio has ingeniously reinterpreted the traditional ophthalmology exam to suit the refined tastes of designers. More after the break.

The traditional shrinking letters of the Snellen chart have been replaced with silhouettes of shrinking modern chair designs such as the Eames’s Molded Plywood chair, Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair, and the Emeco Navy chair. Each section is delineated by a solid colored bar which compliments the black silhouettes. While not entirely comprehensive of all the modern mid century chairs, this piece of art will no doubt make a great addition to anyone who appreciates pop art. Take a look at the full size image and see if you can identify all the designer chairs.

© Jeff Dahl

Photographs: Joel Pirela, Jeff Dahl References:,

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Cite: Tim Winstanley. "Snellen Eye Chart Reinvented for Designers" 07 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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