Lately I’ve been noticing interesting mirrors around this World Wide Web of ours. Seems to me that mirror design is going though a bit of a renaissance. I decided to do a little roundup of some of the most interesting examples I’ve seen recently. Admittedly a couple of these puppies are art installations rather than real products, but you can’t blame me for wanting to share their beauty with you, can you? Also, some of the mirrors aren’t even hanging on walls, but I didn’t think “Mirror Mirror On The Floor” was a good title for the post, if you catch my drift.

Ok, so lets get to it. By the way, please feel free to share any other examples you may have seen in the comments section. Thanks dudes.

 

Eon // Designed by a young designer Audrey Belin, the founder of French lifestyle brand . This modular mirror system allows the user to mix colour and mirrored elements as well as expand the mirror. Sold in bundles of 14 or 30 elements, available from .


 

Froissé mirror // Designed by Paris-based Hungarian artist .


 

NOW (#2 mirror) // by .


 

Francis mirror // Designed by  for Paris-based company . This beautiful circular mirror was born through chromatic experiments with pigments on water. It was the winner of Wallpaper* Design Awards 2012, Best use of Color.


 

Transcience // Project developed by  and  for the Dutch Design Week 2011 in Eindhoven. Transcience shows the beauty of the natural oxidizing process of mirrors. By accelerating and manipulating this process, the mirrors show various stages of oxidation in three different geometrical patterns (only two are shown).


 

The Dandies // Inspired from historical mirror-making techniques, benandsebastian (Ben Clement & Sebatian de la Cour) have aimed to create a project that operates on multiple levels: as a design object, as an image and as a spatial installation that reflects, distorts and reshapes its context. The mirror was part of Danish Crafts MINDCRAFT12 at Ventura Lambrate during the Milan Design Week in April 2012.


 

Zig Zag // Modular mirror by is composed of 45 degree angle facets. Depending on the position of the viewer, Zig Zag offers different views of the same object. “A beautiful palette of color that generates transitions or projects reflections through the different angles of its pieces, generating suggestive fields of vision and optical illusions.”

 


[Images courtesy of designer submissions,  , , , and .]


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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

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    Kim

    there’s some gorgeous examples here….wow, who knew mirrors could be so diverse..thanks for sharing! :-)

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