Mirrors are a good decorative resource, give a sense of spaciousness, broaden the perception of reality and even sometimes alter that perception. The mirrors have a certain magical quality, reflect the light and are a window to infinity. Although they are a flat surface that reflects a three-dimensional image, they create a sense of depth. In decoration they are used mostly in small spaces and with poor lighting to give us the feeling that space is greater. By reflecting the light they can redirect it to poorer areas and illuminate the dark corners. But the designers also work the mirrors to be something more, decorative elements by themselves. Next we will see some examples of mirrors that are themselves a point of visual attraction.
The Francis mirror, by Petite Friture is an amazing example of how a mirror can be both functional and decorative. The "aging effect" that is like the designer himself calls the treatment he has given to this mirror produces a beautiful effect that is very decorative. This effect has been achieved by experimenting with different pigments in water. The frame is the minimum expression so that all the attention is focused on this original mirror.
The ZigZag mirror is a work of MUT Design and is composed of several independent modules in different colors, placed at 45º create a gradient of color that ends in a smooth reflecting surface. It produces an interesting effect of repetition of the image and is by itself a fantastic decorative element that goes beyond mere functionality.
The eclipse mirror of Bodo Sperlein is made with a combination of corian and swarovski crystals, incorporating fluorescent lighting that creates brightness and shadow effects in the original frame that reproduces the lunar surface. Another mirror that transcends functionality to become a work of art.
The fiction mirror that Jean-Marie Massaud designed for Glas Italia is simply great, it's simple, simple but very original. It is based on a simple graduated glass plate, above or below, the gradient causes the mirror to disappear at one end and the transparent glass remains. A very original and very decorative idea.