Eclipse Mirror by Bodo Sperlein
Bodo Sperlein has designed a mirror using not one branded material but two: Corian and Swarovski crystals.
Called Eclipse Mirror, the mirror will be launched at Maison & Objet in Paris next month.
>> see Sperlein's collection for Lladró in our earlier post.
Here's the press release:
The Bodo Sperlein Eclipse Mirror with DuPont™ Corian®
Launched at Maison & Objet, Paris, 7th – 11th September 2007
August 2007 - Internationally renowned product designer Bodo Sperlein has created a new design capitalising on the versatility of DuPont™ Corian® and the sophistication of Swarovski crystals, resulting in Eclipse, an illuminated circular wall mirror.
Eclipse is over one metre in diameter and features a hemispheric frame made from thermoformed DuPont™ Corian® in pure Glacier White, set with approximately 500 Swarovski crystals. Exploiting the translucency of Corian®, the mirror is internally lit with a new generation Phillips T5 circular florescent lamp, an eco friendly light source that emits a warm luminescence.
Bodo Sperlein has only begun to explore the design potential of DuPont™ Corian®, envisioning how well the material would work with Swarovski crystals and other hi-spec materials and technologies. Inspired initially by the flexibility and sleek, tactile nature of DuPont™ Corian®, he foresees a vista of future possibilities.
“I wanted to cast some magic and mystery…and this comes in the form of a theatrical display of refracted light across a semi-translucent, glacier-white surface, which in turn creates a tantalising glow. The Swarovski crystal clusters add sparkling glamour to the piece. I can envision it adorning the wall of a Hollywood Boudoir, a boutique design hotel or a chic salon. Corian® and Swarovski crystals work beautifully together and I have been delighted by the skilled craftsmanship of the fabricators, Cutting Edge, in turning my vision into reality."
The Eclipse mirror will be unveiled for the first time at the Bodo Sperlein stand (Y27/X28) at Maison et Objet (www.maison-objet.com) in Paris from September 7th – 11th. Eclipse is made to order from Bodo Sperlein, price in application.
Notes to Editors:
Bodo Sperlein: London based designer Bodo Sperlein is renowned within the field of luxury goods design, specialising in home accessories such as lighting, furniture, table / giftware and jewellery. In addition to developing his own collections, Sperlein also acts as a design consultant, undertaking projects for global clients as diverse as Mulberry, Dibbern, and DuPont. Notable projects include the recent Re-Cyclos Magical collection for the Lladró label and perfume bottles for Agent Provocateur.
Bodo’s design philosophy is one of challenging perceptions through contrast. Traditional materials and skills are revitalized through contemporary design; so called 'old fashioned' high quality materials like pewter, glass, wood and bone china meet innovative materials such as DuPont™ Corian®. He loves to use high-quality materials to make luxury products that will have longevity through their contemporary classic appeal. His unique biomorphic style has led to several collaborations with international Michelin-starred restaurants such as Hakkasan, Charlie Trotter, The Square and Nahm, creating couture fine china tabletop ranges that stylishly enhance the dining experience. Concerned with the detrimental effects that dispensable, mass-produced items have on both design culture and the environment, Bodo’s interest in luxury and collectable items ensures that ideas and functional items are available to future generations.
Bodo’s latest collaboration with Swarovski will be revealed in January 2008.
DuPont™ Corian®: Invented by Research & Development laboratories of DuPont and produced only by DuPont, Corian® (www.corian.co.uk) is used in a wide range of residential, commercial, furniture and specialty applications. It is a non-porous solid surface material that is stain-resistant, easy to clean, durable, renewable, repairable and even recyclable. Available in about 100 standard colours, Corian® can be shaped into virtually any conceivable design. Scratches are easily removed without marring its beauty and uniformity of colour.
DuPont (www.dupont.com) is a science company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by solving problems and creating solutions that make people’s lives better, safer and easier. Operating in more than 70 countries, the company offers a wide range of products and services to markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.