Sabine Marcelis and Brit van Nerven design coloured mirrors

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Sabine Marcelis and Brit van Nerven's Hue mirrors feature gradients of colour

New York 2016: New Zealand and Dutch design duo Sabine Marcelis and Brit van Nerven have created a range of mirrors from layers of coloured glass that create ombré effects across the surfaces (+ slideshow).

Seeing Glass by Etage

The collection, which was commissioned by Copenhagen design gallery Etage Projects, is made of irregularly shaped mirrors in various graduations of colours.

The Hue range is a development of the pair's ongoing experiments into creating visual effects using glass, and have been designed to warp people's perception of the space by adding a layer of non-uniform colour.

Seeing Glass by Etage

"The angle at which they are viewed skews the shape even more," the pair told Dezeen. "Creating an object that is stationary yet non-static."

The mirrors have been designed to appear in trios, with colours chosen so they can be integrated into existing interiors, or displayed as standalone pieces. Available hues include blue, black, bronze, gold, aubergine and rose.

Seeing Glass by Etage

Coloured glass was a trend at this year's Milan design week, where designers including Patricia Urquiola showed furniture with stained glass doors, and the Campana brothers use brightly coloured panels in a cabinet.

"Materials which have transparency, reflective qualities and colour are eye-catching and have an element of magic to them," said Marcelis and van Nerven. "We completely agree that currently we are seeing a lot of designers playing into these qualities and effects."

Seeing Glass by Etage

Kukka Studio has also used pastel-hued panes of glass with white quartz for a collection of side tables, and Ini Archibong added pink and blue-coloured glass legs to a set of marble-topped tables.

The Hue collection will make its debut at Etage Project's booth at the Collective Design fair in New York, which takes place from 4 to 8 May 2016 as part of the city's annual design week.

Photography is by Lei Wei Swee.


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