The original mirror, the very first one, was the still water of a lake. The caldera is a vast area that forms at the heart of some volcanoes after an eruption, some of which slowly fill with water, turning into crater lakes. They inspired this collection of mirrors with turbulent whirling edges.
Produced at extremely high temperature, melting glass takes shape just as a mass of lava running down a volcano and covering its reliefs. Over time, nature sets this chaos, a plane of freshwater replaces the overwhelming energy of lava and just like the Caldeira, sends us back a beautiful reflection.
FIAM, founded by Vittorio Livi in 1973, designs, develops and produces items of furniture in curved glass, creating them through a combination of craftsmanship and industrial processes, effectively merging tradition and innovation, hand-crafting and design.
Vittorio Livi came to know and appreciate glass from a very young age. Solid and fragile, natural and artificial, ancient and industrial all at the same time, glass is a mass of seeming contradictions, and Livi loved it for just that, as well as for its practical qualities. Glass is environmentally friendly and hygienic: it may look simple, because of its transparency, but both its chemistry and physics are in fact very complex. And this material of vast potential was virtually only used for the production of small accessories or ornaments in the world of furniture.
And so in the young Vittorio Livi’s creative mind, a dream began to take shape: glass would become a unique star in the world of fine design, being used to produce items of furniture which would be astonishingly solid yet beautifully transparent; design items which would rise above the age of their production, untouched by the passing years, spaces and fashions.
8mm high-temperature fused glass with silvered back, artistic relief ornamentation 5mm flat mirror, lacquered metal back frame, can be hung in various positions
Small - round (width 105cm, depth 5cm, height 112cm)
Large - elliptic (width 102cm, depth 5cm, height 230cm
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Made in Italy
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