magic reflex mirrors by fornasetti
 
magic reflex mirrors by fornasetti magic reflex mirrors by fornasetti
nov 17, 2011

magic reflex mirrors by fornasetti

‘grosgrain concave’, part of fornasetti’s new mirror collection, ‘magic reflex’ concave mirror surrounded by four small convex mirrors, frame with gold truncated pyramid decoration in gold and red 80cm x 80cm

barnaba fornasetti, has debuted ‘magic reflex’, a collection consisting of twenty mirrors originally designed by his father and company founder, piero fornasetti. the surrealistic series, reinterpreted by the designer’s son, features the incorporation of art, design and fashion motifs through out the fantastical collection. the practical function in which a mirror typically serves is set aside in this fornasetti reinvention. the mirrors pay tribute to the mirror-as-magic motif found in folklore and fairy tales such as alice in wonderland or snow white in order to draw attention to the collective human imagination. each reflective surface, whether flat, convex or concave has been adorned with various shapes and color and exists exclusively as an exploration of vision and perception for the individual being reflected.

magic reflex mirrors by fornasetti

‘sunmirror with hand-engraved brass frame’ hand-bevelled mirror with brass frame ø 50 cm

magic reflex mirrors by fornasetti ‘mirror with shells shells applied on real wood frame’. limited edition 7 mirrors, mirror on wooden frame with real seashells 48cm x 48cm

magic reflex mirrors by fornasetti ‘bubbles bubbles mirror’ mirror with brass frame ø 50 cm  

magic reflex mirrors by fornasetti ‘cameos mirror with wooden frame’ convex mirror, wooden frame, bubbled and flat surfaces, red ‘cameos’ decor with sponged green background 48cm x 48cm

magic reflex mirrors by fornasetti the ‘hairstyle mirror’ mirror, satin with black wood frame 86cm x 56cm

magic reflex mirrors by fornasetti ‘optical measurement descending four convex mirrors framed in wood’ four convex mirrors with wooden frames decreasing in size 135cm

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