RMS Antique Mirrors
Glass has existed for thousands of years and so has the mirror. However, glass mirrors have only been around for a few centuries. And as the quality of glass improved, so did the quality of the mirrors. Now that glass has reached quality levels nearing perfection, glass mirrors are almost perfect as well. It is the antique mirror that retains the appealing and subtlety hypnotic magic, with its markings and opacities created by the passing time, revealing a profound, uncertain, fascinating and slightly mysterious image. These stunning feature pieces pair beautifully with our extensive slab selection.
Each product is specially and singularly treated on the surface in order to obtain a handmade article that cannot be compared with the uniformity of an industrial object. On each sheet of mirror panels you will find shades and tints of different colours. The sheets from our range “Specchi nel Tempo” may present little oxidations and blind spots; they underline the unique style of mirrors artificially aged. This is not an imperfection but purposely done to obtain a vintage effect.
The antique mirror is magical.
They harness this sixth sense and put the ancient allure back into modern mirrors by restoring the hint of magic that has been taken away by modern technical perfection. This goal is achieved by playing with oxidation and by the masterful use of a black background, which evokes watery depths.
As these techniques have evolved, abstract coloured designs have been added to transform the mirror from its original function as a medium of images into a decorative element that can also be used to build or just enhance our environments. Ancient knowledge and an innate culture, together with modern business sense, have enabled an aesthetically artistic activity to be taken to an advanced industrial level.