Bronze Mirror for Galerie Kreo
Inspired by ancient Chinese mirrors, the Bronze Mirror highlights the fact that mirrors were metal-made for a long time. The earliest of these were made around 2,000 BC and had beautifully shaped outlines and decorated reverse sides with mythological symbols or personal inscriptions. Mirrors have long been a symbol of wealth and they were fastened in ancient China with a ribbon to the owner’s clothing. This conducted Front to give their mirror an elaborate, hand-crafted rope. The bronze-tinted glass resembles the warm tone of the metal surface but without the scratches, unevenness and corrugation of the ancient mirror, whose reflected surface needed to be polished every day. The bronze frame is made by Marinelli Bell Foundry in Agnone (Italy), founded in 1339 and continuously run by the Marinelli family for 680 years.