Suggesting the pouf of cosmetic powders or a Technicolor take on the oxidation of an aging mirror, this unusual mirror by designer Constance Guisset riffs on these concepts and the idea of "pigments vanishing on water." These vividly inky splashes near the rim are printed digitally. The slightly convex backside is affixed with a cord loop at the center, allowing the mirror to tip forward off the wall in a nod to antique Venetian mirrors. Francis is available in 2 sizes and 2 colorways.
Constance is among the singular talents who collaborate with Petite Friture, among her most iconic being the Vertigo pendant lights also by the French house (and available at A+R). Her work has also been executed by a number of houses in line with her out of the box design ideas.
- Small: 2" h x 17.75" dia (5x45cm)
- Large: 2" h x 23.75" dia (5x60cm)
- Extra Large: 2.17" h x 43.31" dia (5.5x110cm)
Mirror, aluminum, grained epoxy paint
Paris-based Petite Friture (French for “small fry”) champions new names as well as veteran designers as they collaborate on objects, lighting and furniture, all created for everyday life. “Emerging talents benefit from the exposure of the more established talents, while established talents remain fresh and open to new ideas thanks to the contact with emerging talents,” says founder Amelie du Passage. “I like to think of Petite Friture as the meeting point.”
Every product tells its own story. “It alludes to happiness, the sunshine, and a simple but pleasing dish to share with people you love,” Amelie says. “In short, it means many positive things that make life worthy.” She sees the workings of the much-heralded brand, which only debuted in 2009, much like a book editor. “Our role is to gather all of these mini-narratives together and combine them to create the Petite Friture story.”