The Caadre mirror created by Philippe Starck in 1998 returns to the 2019 edition of Salone del Mobile in Milan under a new guise for Fiam Italia. Once again investigating the relationship between image, truth and beauty, the new Caadre with Light takes the power of reflection and reinvents it. A new icon is born, combining the fluidity of the mirrored image with the immateriality of light and the materiality of the opaque.
A NEW DOUBLE IDENTITY FOR CAADRE
No longer a simple body of water in which the vanity of Narcissus dissolves but a reflective surface that imitates and enhances a common gesture – the act of wiping away the condensation from a mirror.
When inert, Caadre with Light is conceived as a "simple" design mirror, characterized by its classical elegance; but once activated the mirror lights up, displaying by subtraction the “wiped out” design, a mirror suspended within a perimeter of light. Almost turning into a portal between the real and alternative universes generated by the complexity of reflections, the image emerges with mystery and delicacy.
“At FIAM Italia, someone made a mistake.
They wiped the Caadre mirror.
It is then, with surprise, that they discovered the light.
It is like so the iconic Fiam mirror became a luminous mirror.”– Ph.S
For Fiam Italia, mirrors represent a constant creative opportunity linking furniture, wonder and technological innovation and exploring the theme of the reflected image in all its facets.
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