BROKEN MIRROR By Gufram
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Broken Mirror is a mirror born from the encounter between Gufram and New York Snarkitecture studio. The reflecting surface is surrounded by a frame of soft polyurethane – a direct reference to Gufram's material par excellence; this creates an alienating optical effect as if the room opened up on the outside world or another environment. The polyurethane framing the mirror is rough-hewn entirely by hand; for this reason each Broken Mirror piece is slightly different from another, and it is thus a unique item.
DID YOU KNOW
1. It's the first Gufram mirror.
2. It's a soft mirror.
3. The polyurethane frame creates an alienating optical effect and gives life to another dimension.
4. It is the first Snarkitecture project for an Italian company.
5. The concept of the "soft" wall inherits the imagination of Piero Gilardi and its soft porphyry.
6. It’s produced in three colours: Grey, Black and White.
7. The Black and White are limited editions of 77 pieces each.
Gufram, the Italian design brand ever standing out for its radical and revolutionary approach, continues its partnership with the famous New York practice Snarkitecture: starting from Broken Mirror, the first ever mirror produced by Gufram, the Broken Series is enriched with the new Broken Square Mirror and the new Broken Bench.
The focus of the Broken Series is development of a contemporary radical idea working on the versatility of polyurethane, the material made famous by Gufram through its various out-of-the-box projects.
Alex Mustonen and Daniel Arsham, the masterminds behind Snarkitecture, played ironically with the idea of ambiguity by relying on the concept of "soft/not soft" using the polyurethane to mimic concrete. To achieve the texture of the concrete wall, Gufram’s special patented paint, Guflac®, is applied entirely by hand, enabling the polyurethane to maintain its elasticity, and to experience unique aesthetic experimentations.
The polyurethane used for the collection is refined entirely by hand by Gufram’s craftsmen, so every object is slightly different and therefore unique, and also entirely Made in Italy.
Between design object and works of art, the pieces of The Broken Series are available in black or white – in a limited edition of 77 pieces each – or in grey.