Japanese designer Morie Nishimura has made a series of hinged brass mirrors that look like butterflies when mounted on a wall.
Called A Quiet Celebration, the pieces can also be free-standing and come in round and squared versions.
Nishimura will show the prototypes at Tent London in September and is looking for a producer in Europe.
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Here's some more information from the designer:
This is a brass mirror which, through a daily polish, allows us to see ourselves in the same way those that came before us saw themselves.
As we look back on the span of human civilization, we can consistently see the pursuit of the essence of tools and the sequence of refining them. Tools have become very much tied to the philosophical sensibility of human beings.
From those created for destruction we see the rise of forms suited for creation; from articles that are simply a means to an end we see tools develop into objects of respect. Then once more, in the modern age, we can see the forces of commoditization and the market economy reduce these items to mere containers for their capabilities.
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