LONDON DESIGN FAIR / SWEDISH DESIGN PAVILION / OLD TRUMAN BREWERY / 20-23 Sep 2018
Design: Stoft Studio
As black as ink or as dim as a solar eclipse the mirror with its diabase stone was designed to warp people’s perception of space. By playing with the perspective of a floating stone on the polished steel, a sense of depth is created from the optical illusion that allows the spectator to see a full sphere in the reflection.
“Being used to scrutinizing yourself in the mirror and harshly judge your own physical appearance, there’s not much room for reflection on more important matters. The underlaying motive of creating Eclipse was to challenge the function of a mirror with its only purpose to provide a reflection of our external surface, shifting focus onto more essential aspects of self-reflection beyond meaningless needs and dim desires. Hidden in the depth of the reflection an abyss to another dimension opens, breaking the boundaries between dream and reality. The gently polished diabase is intended to appear three-dimensional, one might say almost like a celestial body in orbit, enabling the spectator to view and experience the mesmerizing stone from various angles and distances.”
/ Designer Stoft studio