Posts tagged as 'mirror'

Fri 11.4.

The Obsidian Project: Revaluation by Studio Drift (NL)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.04.2014 - Tagged as: ,

The Obsidian Project: Revaluation by Studio Drift

The Obsidian Project: Revaluation mirror by Studio Drift

Dutch artists Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta of Studio Drift have created an eloquent, seemingly alchemical response to the world’s excessive chemical waste problem with The Obsidian Project: Revaluation, a series of highly polished and reflective black mirrors made from synthetic obsidian.

 

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Thu 14.3.

‘Mirage’ mirror by Tokujin Yoshioka for LEMA (IT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.03.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

'Mirage' mirror by Tokujin Yoshioka for LEMA

‘Mirage’ mirror by Tokujin Yoshioka for LEMA

Long, thin mirror plates placed side by side produce a dynamic collage of surrounding scenery in Tokujin Yoshioka’s ‘Mirage’ mirror for Italian design brand LEMA.

 

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Mon 14.1.

‘Layered me’ by Studio mischer‘traxler (AT)

Posted by Susanne Fritz on 14.01.2013 - Tagged as: , , ,

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‘Layered me’ mirror by mischer’traxler

Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler, who form Studio mischer‘traxler were inspired by the idea that faces and personalities are not flat but multilayered.

 

For ‘Layered me’ mirror, several sheets of mirrors are introduced into one object. Due to the distance and scale of the single mirroring layers the reflections become disfigured and form an assemblage of various images.

 

‘Layered -me’ consists of four two-way mirrors and one sandblasted or coloured sheet of glass placed in an oak base. Since the two-way mirrors always let some light through, the reflections are lighter and seem to fade out, where less layers are on top of each other.

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‘Adnet Rectangulaire’ mirror by Jacques Adnet

Following the last year’s release of the beautiful ‘Adnet Circulaire’, the Danish manufacturer Gubi has just launched the second mirror by the late French Modernist designer Jacques Adnet which will be available to purchase at the end of November. Originally conceived in collaboration with the French luxury fashion house Hermès in 1950s, the ‘Adnet Rectangulaire’ model also features a full-grain leather rim while the ‘Circulaire’s’ equestrian buckles have been replaced by square, oxidised brass studs, a frequent feature in Hermès’ accessory collections. Both of the models come in various sizes and with either tan or black leather detailing. (more…)

Detail of ‘Augé’ mirror by Samuel Accoceberry for Marcel By

Named after Greek mythological goddesses, ’Akté, Augé, Nymphé’ is a three-piece collection of freestanding mirrors developed by the Parisian-based designer Samuel Accoceberry. Manufactured by the young French furniture brand Marcel By, the striking, multifaceted pieces can be used horizontally or vertically and come in three different sizes and finishes such as gold, bronze and black. (more…)

‘Eclipse mirror’ by Uli Budde

Known for their well-curated and undeniably insightful shows, the Czech creative collective Okolo strikes again, this time with an exhibition focusing on the ‘trend of creating mirrors in the context of contemporary experimental design’ which emerged in the recent years. On view at at the Superstudio Clam-Gallasův palác during the upcoming Designblok 2012, Prague Design and Fashion Week which opens on Monday (1 October), ‘The Mirror’ will present various forms of the mirror perceived by contemporary designers and artists such as, among many; Uli Budde, Oscar Diaz, Tomáš Král, OS ∆ OOS and Martin Žampach. (more…)

'Transcience' mirror by David Derksen and Lex Pott (NL)

With their recent project, David Derksen and Lex Pott - two young designers and Design Academy Eindhoven alumni – explored and reinterpreted the naturally occurring process of oxidation by using sulfur to accelerate and recreate this otherwise spontaneous, slowly-developing ageing process of silvered-glass mirror. By careful calculation and manipulation, the designers ‘stained’ the mirrors thus achieving a beautiful, geometric ombré pattern that is further accentuated by the overall shape of each of the three mirrors. (more…)

Fri 9.12.

‘Narciso’ vase series by Giorgia Zanellato (IT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 09.12.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Narciso' vase series by Giorgia Zanellato

Just as in the Greek myth of Narcissus, this series of vases by the young Italian product designer and recent ECAL graduate Giorgia Zanellato reflects and emphasises the beauty of blooms and ‘draws attention to the role of the flower’ thanks to the striking, kaleidoscopic effects achieved through the use of cleverly-positioned mirrors. Suitably named ‘Narciso’, the collection encompasses six different vases made of borosilicate glass, powder-coated alluminium and mirrored stainless steal. (more…)

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