The original mirror design from 2012 by Constance Guisset has been combined with ceremonial shapes to become a mirror-coffee table that brings poetry and design into any living-room. The extra-large format turns FRANCIS into a true statement piece. Watercolours in the Francis mirror draw on the unexpected beauty found in old, oxidised mirrors and the poetic grace of coloured pigments blooming in clear water, the likes of which can be seen in painter’s studio.
Each piece in the stunning mirror-table series has its own unique watercolour. The narrower the mirror, the more vibrant and animated the colour. Watercolour designs are hand-painted by the designer before being digitally altered to obtain the desired effect of multiple, semi-transparent, tinted layers. Ultimately, this technique enables the designer to work with shape and form, enhancing the movement of colour and imbuing the mirror-coffee table with the same sense of harmony that is behind the success of the FRANCIS mirrors.
The watercolour designs are printed onto the base of the mirror which is then laminated, thereby giving the finished FRANCIS mirror-coffee table greater visual depth and making it much more resistant.
This piece received the Stylepark Selected Award at the 2019 Salone del Mobile.
Born in 1976, Constance Guisset lives and works in Paris. Constance Guisset is a French designer with an original career. After studying economics and business at ESSEC and IEP Paris, then a year at the Parliament of Tokyo, she chose to turn to creation. She graduated in 2007 from ENSCI - Les Ateliers and founded her studio.
She quickly obtains various recognitions such as the Design Grand Prix of the City of Paris in 2008, the Public Prize at the Design Parade of the Villa Noailles in 2009, the title of Designer of the Year at the Maison and Objects Fair and the Audi Talents Awards in 2010.
Her various fields of research led her to work with Petite Friture, Fontana Arte, Molteni ... for product design; with Angelin Preljocaj, Established & Sons and Galeries Lafayette notably in scenography; and with the Musée des Arts Décoratif and the Saint Etienne Design Biennale as a film-maker.