chair mirror for an arts & crafts vase
This is an example of a unique design for a specific object, in this case an Arts & Crafts vase from around 1920. The concept of the shelf mirror has been modified into a little chair. This chair with its high back and short legs was inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and is made from hand painted poplar and natural oak.
We used sustainable American white oak, it was sealed and then waxed to bring out its natural golden tones. We then used paint from the Farrow & Ball range:
the main colour,
was used on the oak cushion and
The seat 'cushion' is a small frame glazed with 4mm glass containing a piece of vintage deckchair fabric. The frame can be removed so that the fabric can be changed if desired.
This mirror is backed with 3mm MDF and has an integral split batten to enable secure, stable, flush hanging on the wall. The mirror can also be displayed free standing.
This mirror measures 750 x 215 x 165mm and weighs 2kg. It is stamped, signed and dated on the reverse.
An outcome of this project is that the mirror has become the genesis for a projected series of mirror designs based on chairs. Our plan is to make versions available to purchase in stock sizes referencing the furniture of Gerrit Rietveld and Donald Judd in particular.
This mirror is part of our own collection. It is on display in our London studio and can be viewed by appointment or at one of our events. We would be happy to discuss commissions based on this design or a similar one.
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