UNVEILING THE HIDDEN LEGACY OF MIRROR DESIGN
On the single-panel Vanity Mirror 1, the hinges enable a 15-degree rotation. It's designed for use in all rooms in the home outside the bathroom, including those where mirrors might not be typically featured. The design thus brings both clean contemporary elegance and an unusual versatility and interactivity to any space or style, with a gentle but reverent nod to history woven in.
The wall-mounted mirror takes a near-forgotten mirror typology – the classic vanity mirror of the boudoir dressing table – and ingeniously reinvents it for contemporary interiors. Vanity embodies GamFratesi’s unerring ability to bring the highest levels of craftsmanship and technical precision to even the most apparently simple of forms.
One of the most significant parts is the hinges, which are finished in brass are pair beautifully with the warmth of the hand-crafted walnut veneer used on the panels. Created bespoke for the Vanity Mirror Collection, the hinges require the highest degree of precision in order to achieve the necessary tolerances (just one-tenth of a millimeter) and ensure a satisfyingly smooth but reassuringly controlled motion.
VANITY MIRROR COLLECTION
GamFratesi has been working with GUBI since the inception of its studio, and the collaboration has produced some of its most admired modern designs, beginning with the Beetle Chair, and including the IOI Wall Mirror – another perfect marriage of function and decoration. Drawing on their dual heritage, Italian Enrico Fratesi and Danish Stine Gam share GUBI’s ability to synthesize seemingly opposing ideas – the classic and the contemporary, the intellectual and the sensorial, the crafted and the engineered. These defining juxtapositions – and the explorative material curiosity that animates their design practice – are brilliantly exemplified in the Vanity Mirror Collection.