In 1968, Mexican architect Luis Barragán completed Cuadra San Cristóbal, the renowned residence on the outskirts of Mexico City. Defining its iconic courtyard, a fuchsia wall with rectilinear apertures graphically establishes a threshold between the home and the world beyond.
Conceived for design firm VIDIVIXI, which recently opened a showroom in the Mexican capital, the fittingly named Cuadra mirror by New York’s Bower Studios was inspired by Barragán’s distinctive language. Measuring 1.2 by 2.1 metres, the piece consists of three slender appendages that recall the architect’s elemental forms. Subtle changes in its geometry and reflective hues give it a sense of depth, further emphasized by the solid wood frame that tilts to imply perspective.
Fully customizable (it’s shown here in clear and bronze glass with a blackened walnut frame), the mirror can be hung in either vertical position to lend dimension and a hint of Mexico City (where it’s also made) to any room.
For their latest design, the New York-based practice drew on the iconic forms of the legendary Mexican architect’s Cuadra San Cristóbal.