Nine lean-to mirrors prove their place as a stand-alone design piece in the home to enhance our everyday.
Aside from their practical placement in a walk-in-robe or dressing space, lean-to mirrors can easily become a striking room feature. Equally, how a lean-to mirror interacts with light and space can transform an area of the home. In this edit, we’ve collated nine of our favourite lean-to mirrors to not only capture an outfit but to elevate a space with their illusionary elegance, defined by the designers that conceived them.
The Biasol Tondo Arch mirror reflects the Melbourne design firm’s Italian influence. The arched mirror takes its name from the Renaissance word for a circular work of art – be it painting or sculpture – derived from the Italian word ‘rotondo’ meaning ’round’.
The Gubi F.A33 floor mirror was originally designed by luminary Gio Ponti in 1933 for FontanaArte, a renowned manufacturer in the 1930s. The classic mirror features a refined thin frame around a curvaceous shape.
The Ligne Roset Geoffrey mirror is a multi-faceted design by Alain Gilles. The circular mirror doubles as a sleek, black-framed clothes stand with a brass-coated steel trinket holder. Alain Gilles hoped for a piece that is as useful as it is compelling.
Danish design studio Norm Architects designed the Menu floor mirror to embody the spirit of Scandinavian simplicity. Norm Architects set out to find the simplest possible design solution without forgetting the importance of beauty, shape or details in the mirror’s concept and construction.
The Caadre mirror by Philippe Starck reflects a traditional aesthetic, featuring thick glass with curved edges. The freestanding mirror, which can either be set vertically or horizontally, asserts a sense of glamour and boldness within a space.
Designed by Ettore Sottsass jr. for Poltronova in the late 1960s as part of the Mobili Grigi living and bedroom series, the Poltronova Ultrafragola mirror was the only piece to make it beyond the prototype phase in the collection. It features a wavy-textured white frame that glows bright pink when illuminated.