29 April 2021
Journal

Portrait: Bridle Mirror (Round)

Oversized yet understated, The Bridle (Round) Mirror is the latest addition to our collection.

Simple and versatile, this piece works beautifully in almost every space.

The bold stature is reminiscent of early modern interiors, with a nod to oversized circular motifs that reoccur throughout this era. With this said, The Bridle Mirror doesn’t compete for attention, nor does it try to dominate; more a quiet observer, providing light and balance to the space it inhabits.

From our recent 'In House' shoot

The traditional bridle joints are designed to strengthen the outer frame whilst revealing traces of excellent craftsmanship.

Available in natural oak, antique rose, ebonised oak and walnut.

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Photography by Department Two

Bold simplicity in natural oak

Point of Reference: Louis Reith's Collages

The bold simplicity of our Round Mirror reminds us of the work of Dutch multimedia artist, Louis Reither. His sharp stylised approach to collage could be mistaken for architectural drawings. These compositions are created by layering typographical and geometric forms onto vintage printed material.

Reith use alternative printing methods for his more sculptural pieces, treating wooden panels with soil in a staining process that results in highly contrasting geometric prints. These bold compositions explore the relationship between architecture and nature, balancing figurative and abstract iconography, and mechanical and natural forms.

Louis Reith: Bold shapes & architectural spaces

Reith is motivated by an obsession for contradictions and hidden messages, using oversized lettering designed to deliberately mislead the viewer. His work offers an escape from the ever present digitalisation of the design world, favouring a physical and craft-based process; often seeming printed or manufactured by machines but details reveal his hand.  A subtle reminder of the contrast between digital and analog. 

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