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Oscar Diaz designs mirror that can be positioned at four different angles

London Design Festival 2015: London designer Oscar Diaz's Volume table mirror has a multi-angled base that allows it to be placed horizontally and vertically (+ slideshow).

The mirror is housed in a rectangular sand-cast aluminium frame with rounded edges, and is available in three colours: grey, green, and white.

Oscar Diaz Volume mirror

A cross-shaped base extends from the back of the mirror, allowing it to be placed at four different angles that each tilt the surface of the mirror to different degrees.

"I liked the idea of a small mirror that could be both handled or placed on a surface," Diaz told Dezeen. "I wanted it to work when placed on surfaces that you commonly find in a house at different heights, such as a side table, a mantelpiece or a shelf."

Oscar Diaz Volume mirror

"We did more than 40 models to check the angles were right," he added. "The centre of gravity of the object changes when you turn it, so we needed to make sure it was stable and wouldn't fall back on any of the four positions. The weight also helped to achieve this."

Diaz's previous projects include the Loop bottle opener for Field, and his silicon two-in-one candle holder created for Spanish brand Doiy.

Oscar Diaz Volume mirror

At London Design Festival 2011 the designer launched the Pen Pal pot – also created for Doiy – designed to keep pens and pencils upright.

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The Volume mirror is on show at TokyoBike's Tabernacle Street shop, as part of London Design Festival 2015, which runs until 27 September.

Oscar Diaz Volume mirror

Other unusual mirror designs include Studio Drift's looking glass constructed from byproducts made during the recycling of chemical waste.

Royal College of Art graduates Sasa Stucin and Nicholas Gardner designed a fragrance-emitting oval mirror, while Isareli artist Daniel Rozin replaced the reflective surface with a collection of moving faux-fur pom poms.