Mirror Me

Mirror mirror on the wall... who is the  fairest mirror of them all? We were wondering ourselves, so we decided to put 5 Belgian designed/made mirrors together. Picking a favourite is not our thing, so it's up to you to reply  "the ... mirror is the fairest of them all." To make it difficult we decided to take 5 different design styles, sizes and ideas. So be ready to reflect!

We start with the newest. Danish design brand Hay just presented a new mirror range from Brussels-based desginer Sylvian Willenz at Maison & Object. Shapes mirrors are simple and effective elementary forms, graphically displayed, contrasted, extruded, elongated or stretched... There is no conventional frame to these mirrors, only a sheet of glass (with a securing and protective backboard) and reflective colour treatments.

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We move on with the mirror of Marina Bautier for Ligne Roset. Titled "Frames" the set counterbalances the narcissistic characteristic of a mirror by superposing them with wooden frames. When we take our keys and gloves just before going out, our reflection is melting partially into a still nature in constant evolution. In other words, practical on several levels while keeping a poetical touch.

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The next one is a limited edition mirror polished stainless steel example of Xavier Lust. Maybe not the most practical mirror, but it's a conversation starter. This bubbly surface will transform your interior and self-reflection into an alienesque image. So if you're up for it, then pay a visit to the Carpenters Workshop Gallery where you can become a proud owner of one of the 18 ever made!

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Glimpse by Sarah T. Kang, edited by Belgian manufacture Feld, catches a glimpse of the other side. Passing through the everyday spaces we inhibit, the door half opened always stirs up a sense of seduction and curiosity within us. Inspired by these ordinary yet inexplicable moments in our daily lives, Glimpse is a mirror that gives an illusion of a door opening on any given surface.

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We fade away with the Blur mirror by Swiss/Belgian design office Big Game. This mirror incorporates a silkscreened white gradient that make one’s reflection disappear gradually. Erasing bits of reality, the mirror celebrates the disappearance of materiality. Or how we don't have to be so self-centred while looking in the mirror!  Just like the Glimpse mirror, this one can be found back in the Feld catalogue.

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The I Love Belgium teams favourite? Well we are still in love with the D&A Lab commissioned artworkf of Ann Veronica Janssens. Remember the tailor-made mirror hub for cars... if not, read about it here!

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