Antique Mirror presents Sala degli Specchi, an installation curated by Cristina Celestino based on the typical ballrooms and elegant halls of European palaces starting in the 15th century.
At the time, mirrors were a major innovation: used as a decorative feature, they had the illusionistic function of amplifying spaces and reflecting lights.
The reflected settings framed by the mirrors created veritable tableaux vivants and made spaces vibrant, fascinating guests with the subtle play of visual rebounds. Mirrors thus began to compete with other wall decorations like tapestries, paintings and frescos.
These historical overtones form the inspiration for the Lampassi wall covering project designed by Cristina Celestino for Antique Mirror.
The designer has imagined a collection of wall mosaics made with a combination of coloured and antique-finish mirrors by Antique Mirror, together with multi coloured marble, to give rise to warps and wefts of different, unusual materials.
Through a small invention, the mirrors become an integral part of the decorative play of these heavy, substantial, taut fabrics: Bottonato, Chevron, Losanghe and Mélange are the names of the 4 projects.
The results are modern wall segments, precious panels that dress spaces like modern tapestries in a dynamic alternation of patterns, precious materials and refined hues.