8 contemporary mirrors that'll bring your walls to life
Light-reflectors, space-expanders, beauty-assistants. Who doesn’t love a good mirror? Today we bring you 8 outstanding designs from contemporary talents who are working beyond the merely practical, taking the familiar format to a completely new level through material innovation and outside-the-box thinking.
Transience Mirrors by David Derksen & Lex Pott for Transnatural
The Transience Mirror series by Dutch designers David Derksen and Lex Pott for Transnatural beautifully exude an aura of the organic despite the incredible geometric precision of the forms. Each mirror is tinted through an accelerated, manipulated oxidation process that lends each piece its own nuanced palette and individual variations.
Overlap Mirrors by Elisa Strozyk
German design talent Elisa Strozyk’s Overlap Mirror is a perfect marriage of the decorative and the functional. It even incorporates a shelf! The gorgeous swirling pattern is made from cordierite and ceramic glazes, with results that are both hypnotic and alluring.
Kaleidoscope Mirrors by André Teoman
The Kaleidoscope Mirror by Portuguese designer André Teoman cleverly deconstructs the reflective surface to create a mirrored wall-sculpture that refracts abstract compositions of colors, light, and shapes. Endless variations; this wall mirror will have you seeing your interior through new eyes.
Drip Mirrors by Elyse Graham
The Drip Mirror series by American designer Elyse Graham uses fast-drying resins in a way that was surely unintended by the manufacturer. Playful, experimental, and available in a range of lively colors, these pieces feature fascinating extrusions that transform an everyday object into an unforgettable conversation piece.
Reflet Mirrors by Claire Lavabre
French designer Claire Lavabre takes a more conceptual approach to the standard wall mirror with her Reflet series. The project reimagines the wall mirror as a reflective water surface, perhaps, or a transient reflection on a train window. By positioning clear, highly reflective panes of glass over dark stone slabs or painted wall surfaces, Reflet Mirrors achieve an incomparable sophistication and minimalism.
3/5 Mirror by Briggs & Cole
The 3/5 Mirror from Glaswegians Jane Briggs and Christy Cole is a one-off, intricately handcrafted, one-off collectible piece that’s rather more like a work of contemporary art than a simple decorative object. Inspired by starchitect Steven Holl’s Glasgow School Of Art building, it would be a perfect focal point within a minimalist space.
Gradient Mirror by Phillip Jividen
Brooklyn-based Phillip Jividen’s Gradient Mirror adds a splash of color to an interior in a refined and undeniably contemporary way. Recalling both digital image-manipulation techniques and natural inspiration like the color gradients of the sky and the earth’s atmosphere, the piece is classic minimalism with an upbeat twist.
WOW Mirrors by Dozen Design
For a sleek, fun, and utterly of-the-minute take on wall mirrors, we love the WOW Triangular Mirrors by Italian design collective Dozen Design. Eye-catching on their own, the electric pink and neon yellow tinted mirrors could also be hung together in an arrangement to create a vibrant composition. Who said function had to be sober and subdued?
*All images courtesy of the designers and studios.
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Drip Mirror Large in Midnight Blue by Elyse Graham
WOW Triangular Super Yellow Mirror by Dozen Design
WOW Triangular Electric Pink Mirror by Dozen Design
Kaleidoscope Mirror by André Teoman, 2017
Kaleidoscope Table by André Teoman
Eco Mirror in Pink by Alessandro Guerriero for Officine Tamborrino
WOW Triangular Neon Turquoise Mirror by Dozen Design
Prunus Composition Mirrors by BiCA-Good Morning Design, Set of 3
Moonrise Mirror by Michael Funch for Vij5, 2019
AEGIS-M Tinted Wall Mirror by Ziad Alonaizy
Drip Mirror Large in Mint by Elyse Graham
Drip Mirror Large in Fuchsia by Elyse Graham
3/5 Mirror by Briggs & Cole
Overlap-Mirror No. 13 by Elisa Strozyk
Balance-Mirror No. 07 with Shelf by Elisa Strozyk
Balance-Mirror No. 08 with Shelf by Elisa Strozyk
Handle Wall Mirror from Dal Furlo
Reflesso Mirror by Vincenzo Castellana for DESINE
Andy Mirror by Patrizia Guiotto for VGnewtrend
Large Grey Dew Mirror by Rasa Balaiše for Emko
Gong Mirror by Carlo Cumini for ALBEDO, 2019
Kong Mirror 90 cm by Jaime Hayon for BD Barcelona
Large Cubical Mirror from Studio Lorier
All Eyes on You Hand-Painted Mirror by Atelier MIRU