As we are more and more occupied with how we look, just thinking about social media and self presentation as a long-term project, the mirror is going through a little revolution. Wasn’t it the mirror that showed us our outer (and sometime even inner) self? Can we no longer call these beautiful objects simply a mirror? These are rather reflecting sculptures, panels and platforms which give an interesting angle of our selves and our environment.
There are many more reflecting objects to get noticed. IRMA selected her favorites.
SLIDER & No. 4: Milan based architect Vincenzo de Cotiis (mirrored tables, Milan) uses mirrors in a room on walls, furnitures and the floor to create space with reflecting angles of the environment.
Artist Michelangelo Pistoletto mirrors in his current exhibit at the VNH Gallery in Paris (until December 23rd), where the artist works with mirrored, graphic panels which create light and reflections showing contrasts like nature/artifice; feminine/masculine, reason/emotions.
1. Robert Sukachrand is a Brooklyn-based furniture maker and designer. He launched his first collection during Design Week 2015 and this mirror was one of his first designs. He was inspired by his girlfriend’s jewelry (really!), and wanted to see if he could transform these really small and delicate gem cuts into something on a much larger scale. The resulting mirror is playful and sculptural, less about looking at yourself. In fact, some people have called it the mirror that prevents vanity, because the various facets make it hard to see yourself – you have to approach from very specific angles.
2 & 3. The Blue and Clear Drift Mirror is a piece by Fernando Mastrangelo, an artist and designer from New York. Mastrangelo has been using unique casting materials (salt, sugar, sand) as part of his sculpture practice for over a decade. In his new collection MMaterial he re-contextualizes form and function once again, bringing together indoor and outdoor materials that fuse his minimalist aesthetic with deft ingenuity and craft. Mmaterial strives to fuse sculpture and design in unique ways.