What better way to kick off an interiors, architecture and design blog called Copperline than to feature a range of stunning coppery mirrors. The Copper Mirrors Series is the work of London-based Norwegian design duo Amy Hunting and Oscar Narud of Hunting and Narud, and consists of a range of pivoting polished copper discs that stand on mild steel frames rooted by stone bases. There’s something striking in the refinement yet strength of these designs, and particularly in the contrast between the polished metal and the solidity of the stone blocks.
Hunting and Narud wanted their designs to pay homage to Norway’s rich cultural and topographical heritage, and the choice of materials reflects the country’s mining credentials as ore extraction and copper smelting were the catalyst for a major modern Norwegian industry. The materials used here were consciously retained in their natural state – as far as possible. According to Hunting and Narud, the pivoting circular forms were “inspired by the visual language and movement of the different elements of the solar system.”
The mirrors have been on display as part of London Design Festival 2013 at Gallery Libby Sellers, but you’ll have to be quick if you want to see these in the flesh as the exhibition closes on October 5.
Photographs are by Gideon Hart, via Dezeen.