The way in which the l'idéal du moi mirror has been designed certainly provokes thought about the action and impression of self-reflection. When a person observes his own image, he is often inclined to look at only one part of his face or body at a time, fostering a tendency to scrutinize.
When Pool created this peculiar looking glass, the idea was to explore and possibly recreate the experience of a person perceiving himself visually as if it is the very first time. The mirror is has a multifaceted surface of angled sections that make it impossible to take in your figure in a completely coherent way. L'idéal du moi nurtures a curiosity that comes with the fragmented representation of yourself.