William Warren

London based product and furniture designer
Domestic Products

Wipe Mirror

This is an early example of process led product design. I started this project in 2001.

I wiped stop-out varnish onto mirrors and allowed the varnish to run as it dried. The mirrors were later emersed in a bath of sugar acid, which etched into the glass that was not protected with varnish. The mirrors were then cleaned of varnish to reveal a series of unique patterns that resemble condensation. The design now produced in Japan by screen printing in a matt clear lacquer.

Click here for the mirrors on Trico’s website

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