During the Design Week in Stockholm, Malmö-based Stoft Studio created an exhibition where visitors were able to see forms, materials and objects from different angles.
As black as ink or as dim as a solar eclipse the mirror with its diabase stone was designed to warp people’s perception of space. By playing with the perspective of a floating stone on the polished steel, a sense of depth is created from the optical illusion that allows the spectator to see a full sphere in the reflection.
“Being used to scrutinizing yourself in the mirror and harshly judge your own physical appearance, there’s not much room for reflection on more important matters. The underlaying motive of creating Eclipse was to challenge the function of a mirror with its only purpose to provide a reflection of our external surface, shifting focus onto more essential aspects of self-reflection beyond meaningless needs and dim desires. Hidden in the depth of the reflection an abyss to another dimension opens, breaking the boundaries between dream and reality. The gently polished diabase is intended to appear three-dimensional, one might say almost like a celestial body in orbit, enabling the spectator to view and experience the mesmerizing stone from various angles and distances.” / Stoft studio
The mirror is produced by Kullaro with its diabase stone taken from their local quarry. The pieces of diabase are gently worked and polished by hand, then mounted on a mirror-polished sheet of stainless steel with lightly brushed edges.