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Each colorful mirror shown here is part of our bigger collection, which is a direct throwback to the Art Deco period. These pieces emphasize the simplicity and vibrance of colorful mirror.
Back in the day -- 1920s and 1930s -- a jewel-toned frameless round mirror in the home was very popular. It acted as a cool, interesting, and chic accessory for the Art Deco interiors of Ruhlmann and Ponti.
Past the 1950s, however, these designs fell out of favor for a variety of reasons, including the fact that the production was very dangerous and that more "modern" industrialized furniture production became popular. Designers like Eero Saarinen became the standard bearers of chic, fashionable design.
After a series of tests, interviews, and research, I revealed some of the techniques used in creating such beautiful pieces. In fact, some of the techniques we use were used back in the 1920s.
At MirrorCoop, with our awesome manufacturing team, we've been working hard to bring these beautiful colorful pieces back into the mainstream.
Such an elegant combination between function and beauty, these colorful mirrors are perfect for Modern interiors, as well as MidCentury and Industrial spaces.
A little about the Art Deco inspiration...
With its geometry, clean lines, and bold colors, Art Deco took the world by storm between the 1920s and 1940s. Its style wasn’t limited to art either but influenced fashion, architecture, interior design, product design, and the visual arts, among others. Below, we cover how Art Deco influenced these different industries.
1. Although already rich and famous for her paintings of 1920’s Paris “Who’s Who,” Tamara de Lempicka found greater fame with her art deco works like “Young Lady with Gloves” and “Woman with Dove.” Her portraits reflect the daring colors and clean lines of Art Deco so much, she is considered today as being its best representation in art.
2. In fashion, Art Deco not only found its way in the fashion illustrations (the fashion shoot hadn’t been born yet) of Vogue and Cosmopolitan magazines but in the over-the-top costumes and sets for opera and theater.
3. Art Deco’s flair also found its way into product design like cars. Top automobile makers such as General Motors with its distinctive LaSalle that would become today’s Cadillac not only had the movement’s glamour and modernity but its garish color palette too (think Adobe red clashing with lemon yellow).
4. Apart from cars, Art Deco in industrial design was also characterized by materials used like stainless steel, aluminum, and plastic. Luxurious materials such as ivory, exotic woods, and precious metals were likewise used in products of the time from perfume bottles to radios.
5. Last but not least, the most well-known (even today) buildings in New York embody the Art Deco style like The Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, and the Empire State Building.
So, despite being short-lived in popularity, Art Deco lives today as close as home. You can find it in the colors, flooring, fabrics, mirrors, lighting, and furniture we use.
I personally am a huge fan of the era, as it captures the best of fine craftsmanship and exotic design.
For more design history, you can cruise over to the Design School section of our website. I write about design advice, history, and mention designers who work I find inspiring and appealing.
Want to see how these colors would look in your space? You can also order a swatch of this colorful mirror on our Etsy page by clicking the link below.
If you are wondering how to hang a frameless round mirror, we published an article with instructions.
Not everyone has white walls as seen in these photos. If you can't get a feel for how blue, gold, purple or black glass mirrors will fit your space, I can show to you an array of photos of these mirrors in different environments. As well, if the size doesn't fit what you are looking for, you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can go through the options.
In any case, if you are interested in a frameless round mirror, please drop me a line via email.
If you like the colorful tints of the mirrors in these photos but a wall mirror isn't for you, check out some of the mirrored furniture we can fabricate with similar colors. I think black glass mirrors converted into furniture looks pretty nice. Here's a nightstand that we built out of antiqued, black glass.
Getting sick of frameless round mirror, especially black glass mirrors? Highly doubtful. Dig though our site a bit more to get insight into the mirror industry and design inspiration for your space. We can also keep in touch with you via our newsletter.
We do re-release pieces every few months - and our client list always hears about the offers first.
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