the U mirror by studio yumakano features a functional folded shelf
 

the U mirror by studio yumakano features a functional folded shelf

 

studio yumakano has integrated a U-shaped shelf into this mirror, ideal for holding all your miniature valuables. from cups and jewelry, to flowers or toothbrushes, the quirky flap extends up and out of the glass creating a little ledge in the face of mirror on which to safely store your bits and bobs.


ideal for holding all your miniature valuables

 

 

‘this adds a convenient new function with just a tiny alteration, rather than the addition of new parts’, says designer yuma kano of her inventive solution. the ‘U mirror’ creates an interesting illusion by warping the reflection of the glass into a functional form, leaving the back wall exposed and confusing relations of space and shape. ‘two items that are inseparable in our lives are now fused into a single object.’

studio yumakano
from cups and jewelry, to flowers or toothbrushes,

studio yumakano
the cute flap extends up and out of the glass creating a little ledge in the face of mirror

studio yumakano
this adds a convenient new function with just a tiny alteration, rather than the addition of new parts

 

studio yumakano
the ‘U mirror’ creates an interesting illusion by warping the reflection of the glass into a functional form


the design leaves the back wall exposed, confusing relations of space and shape

studio yumakano
the result is cute, functional and kind of trippy

 

 

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