five killer mirrors that would rock any interior

image credit: Ralph Pucci, New York

Mirrors are a fun way to add pizzazz and sophistication to any space.  They’re also very useful.  Even the most narcissistic amongst us likes to take a glimpse in the mirror from time to time.  While metal coated glass mirrors are about 2000 years old, there is some proof that polished metal and rocks were used in the same way as far back as 6000 B.C. … and you thought you were the only one who ever obsessed over a pimple!

In combing my sources for mirrors (I have to replace one for a client), I ran into everything.  But, alas, I’m not bringing you the ugly … only 5 of the most interesting pieces I found shopping around.
For eons, I’ve coveted the mirrors designed by Herve van der Straeten (main image). The tree branch mirror was one of the first features I did on the blog 2 years ago.  Today, I’m digging the Nebuleuse miroir  445.  It’s both futuristic and contemporary. From Ralph Pucci, New York.

image credit: Jon Howell, New York

Of all my finds, this is likely the most “conservative” and yet it’s very now.  This amber crackle resin ovoid rectangular mirror is a French 1960s find at Jon Howell in Brooklyn.

image credit: Hedge Gallery, San Francisco

Sam Orlando Miller is a crazy good designer in London whose mirrors, again, I’ve featured in the past.  This one I found at Hedge, the gallery owned by Steven Volpe, one of my favorite designers.  The bronze frame holds an emerald cut mirror that is just pure rock n’ roll!

image credit: Jean de Merry, LA, NY and Chicago

I haven’t worked with the design powerhouse of Jean de Merrybefore, but they have yummy things.  Their Ramo mirror made it on my list for being very unusual without being gimmicky.  I completely appreciate what they’ve done with the revolving crystal cabochons surrounding the central mirror.  Super cool. Via Dering Hall and showrooms in NY, LA and Chicago.

image credit: Maison Gerard, New York

Last but certainly not least, is a handmade ocean delicacy by Thomas Boog, perfecting the art of coquillage in the 21stcentury. I had previously featured his round mirrors, but this rectangular piece is just WOW. As I said then and I say now, our first inclination is to place these in a beach home.  But let me tell you that this mirror in a dimly lit vestibule, paired on either side with appropriate sconces over a modern elegant credenza would hit a home run!  Via Maison Gerard, New York.