Creating charm, curiosity and romance within the narrative born of physical and philosophical reflection, mirrors are as much an object of art as a tool of refraction, bending light and directing the eye to depths outside our ordinary line of vision. From the gilded grandeur of a French antique mirror to the mystique of a vintage Italian version of ‘lo specchio’, mirrors infuse mood through the flourish of their frame, allowing us to inject tone into an interior through purpose and position.
Sometimes dramatic, sometimes chic, our designer mirrors occupy both private or public settings. An Arte or modern ball edged mirror can elevate a utilitarian laundry but also feel at home in the intimacy of an elevated en suite, bathroom or bedroom. Above a mantel or as a feature, mirrors become an object of admiration where detail, era and scale engage with both their environment and viewer to fill a room with light or charge it with ambience . The old world pigment and structure of a Trumeau antique, for example, can completely transport us through time - its emerald green colourings resonating as much with vert richness of a manicured garden, as the deep opulence of an 19th Century French opera house.