Though $4000 may seem like a hefty pricetag to put on a mirror, the 'Smolten Mirror' by New York design studio Commonwealth is more than just a reflecting device. Working together since 2005, Zoe Coombes and David Boira are known for their unusual but exceptionally intricate pieces, so it's no wonder their Smolten Mirror project was chosen to be part of the 2011 Matter 'New Americans' collection. Originally created for the 'McMasterpieces' art exhibit, where designers were asked to make items using old industrial parts, the mirror has become highly regarded as an elegant and prized collector's item.
While it might not be ideal for reapplying lipstick and checking your hair, the handcrafted silicon bronze Smolten Mirror is still a unique and extraordinary piece of contemporary artwork.
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