Heima's Mudu mirror is designed to be seen from all sides

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MUDU by HEIMA architects

Heima's Mudu mirror is designed to be seen from all sides

Lithuanian studio Heima's Mudu mirror has a sculptural silhouette when viewed from any angle.

The freestanding piece, which was created for design brand jot.jot, is intended to combat ideas of the mirror as "just a flat object on the wall".

MUDU by HEIMA architects

Seen from the front, Mudu appears like a common oval-shaped mirror, but the side view reveals its tapered back – which is made from Corian.

Wooden pegs set in the side of the mirror's shell allow it to rest atop a painted steel framework, which also has wooden accents at the base of its legs.

"We approached it as a piece of furniture rather than a house accessory," said Heima. "Therefore it naturally became a freestanding volumetric object. The volume that was given to the mirror is almost 100 per cent unnecessary from the point of view of function, and that's what we like most about it."

MUDU by HEIMA architects

The studio used computer numerically controlled (CNC) technology to produce a mould for the mirror's conical shell. Corian was then heated till flexible, and placed into the conical mould with a vacuum press.

The mirror's unusual shape is designed to be "observed from all sides", with its otherwise "neutral" appearance aimed at fitting into all kinds of interiors, whether classic homes or industrial lofts.

MUDU by HEIMA architects

"We hope some day Beyonce will take a selfie in this mirror," added Heima. "Or at least Kanye."

Other recent mirror designs include a collection that uses colour to turn people's reflections into visual effects, and a series of extra-thin hand mirrors that slot into bases made from marble and brass.

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