Schemer Seven: Mirrors
A round-up of circular mirrors which have been catching our eye.
Which is the fairest of them all?
by Rebecca Hoh-Hale
Ginger and Jagger is a relatively new luxury design company from Portugal. Vine has brass-moulded cast branches, which also come in silver leaf and copper leaf.
Now celebrating 25 years in business, British furniture company Davidson are a go-to brand for classic and well crafted pieces, including this bevelled edge, macassar ebony piece, which can also have its materials and dimensions custom made.
The Transcience mirror is an exercise in manipulating the process of oxidization of glass and mirrors, undertaken by Amsterdam-based designer Lex Pott and David Derksen. They have used sulphur to create the subtle, golden colour tones.
Jonathan Sainsbury Ltd is a workshop born from four generations of antique dealers and experts, it produces hand carved interior pieces copied from period examples under the name The English Looking Glass Company (ELG). This recreation of a Regency mirror, Serpent Convex, is carved in giltwood.
London-based product designer Bodo Sperlein worked with Dupoint Corian on the illuminated mirror Eclipse. Over one metre in diameter, the translucent circular piece is set with almost 500 Swarovski crystals.
Jacques Adnet is one of the ‘overlooked icons’ that Danish design house Gubi, prides itself on rediscovering and putting into the public domain once more. The French designer worked with Hermes in the 1950s, developing leather covered furniture including this, Circulaires.
Striking British furniture designer Jake Phipps has created a mirror inspired by cut diamonds and sliced open amethyst geodes. The multiple facets in its polished stainless steel form are as reflective as the mirror itself.