Using industrial materials in home-building contexts is not new – many folks love the feel of a steel-beamed factory loft space, while others enjoy rustic turn-of-the-century warehouse conversions. But see-through materials like these thick mirror tiles are often missed, like the “asteroid-proof” acrylic aquarium-making materials built to literally contain tons of water.
Peter Jamieson has created a series of mirror-backed glass-like tiles made from the same grade of material used to construct fish, shark and even whale tanks – you will not have to worry about breaking it and the corresponding seven years of bad luck. The effect is also a bit like looking into deep water – narcissus would be proud.
Beveled edges render these blocks safe for home use and their high level of clarity makes for crisp reflections, either head-on or at an angle. Being of tile shape and size, they also slot easily into an existing design framework, standing out from the wall of course due to their depth.
More from the designer
“The ‘Kaja’ mirrors for Boffi are solid slabs of 50mm thick, polished Perspex resin with a mirror film on the back. The optical purity of the Perspex allows a distortion free reflection through the beautifully thick body. It is an exercise in simplicity, replacing decoration with the beauty of the inherent materials. The range was presented at the Salone del Mobile 2008, in Milan.”
About Peter Jamieson
“Peter Jamieson was born in england in march 1969 and studied at brighton school of architecture and design, graduating in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts Honors Degree. He completed his first built solo project, ‘hucclecote house’ at the age of 25. Upon completion, he moved to Milan and worked in the studio of Antonio Citterio for 3 years.”
“Amongst other projects, he worked on the showroom towers for ‘Smart’ cars. then, returning to private practice, he moved to Saint Tropez after Milan and designed a number of villas and apartments along the French Riviera. He moved to Monte Carlo in 2000 and opened his own studio here in 2002 to focus on industrial design, furniture projects and creative direction. He lives and works from Monco. a growing client list, includes Boffi. Ideal Standard, Tubes Radiatori, Deltacalor, Ritmonio, Kundalini and Knief & Co.”