natural wood framed mirror

A good many furniture makers have taken advantage of the naturally variegated edges of their subject material to create magnificent works of craft using the organic wooden forms before them. This mirror applies the same principle but to far more drastic effect.

natural wood mirror

We tend to think of mirrors as objects of defined shape, size and scale – simple things with potentially ornate borders around them. By framing a piece of brightly reflective glass between gnarled wooden borders, these mirrors by designer Caryn Moberly are (naturally) unique as each takes a form that is informed by the existing properties of the burred elm that frames it.

natural edge wood mirror

Through strong tonal contrast, significant overlap of the frame and mirror and the unique rough-framed reflections these choices afford, this designer challenges the conventions around one of the most common, everyday household items we have – and renders the resulting mirrors with as much potential to be considered artworks as practical home furnishings.