Mysterious and illusory, reflective surfaces have long been an integral part of the interior, creating complex relationships between the rooms, objects and inhabitants within.
From the compact, portable Claude Glass used by landscape painters to the refined manufacturing processes of today, mirrors remain integral in extending the limits of the environments they reflect. New York-based Staerk&Christensen’s arched Svale Mirror, a recent collaboration with local multidisciplinary outfit Bower Studios, continues this tradition.
Abstracting the silhouette of a swallow in flight, a sinuous wood frame and cap divides the product into two graceful surfaces, appearing almost as if caught mid dive beneath the bird’s wings. The 213-by-91-centimetre product is offered in a range of 15 mirror tints and three wood finishes, including blackened or natural walnut and white oak.
For their latest product with New York’s Bower Studios, the duo turn the form of a bird’s wing into a sinuous wood frame.