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Cypris Mirror

  • Company
    Nina Mair, Austria
  • Lead Designer
    Nina Mair
  • Design Team
    Stefanie Budweiser
  • Client
  • Project Link
  • Other credit
    Peter Philipp, Markus Bstieler, Classicon

Cypris embodies the symbiotic relationship between simplicity and elegance. As an object it emphasises and celebrates beauty being worthy of the goddess it is named after. Cypris is one of the names for Aphrodite, symbol of love, beauty and sensuality in Greek mythology. The subtle rounded brass frame surrounds the mirror like a ribbon, ennobling it, giving it grace and elegance. The reflection of the viewer is framed like an artwork through the generous depth of the frame. In both possible finishes, natural and burnished, the object reminds of the soft elegance characteristic of the 1950s.

Nina Mair is a Innsbruck / Austria based designer and architect. She studied architecture at Accademia delle Belle Arti in Florence, Italy and at the University of Innsbruck, Austria and graduated in 2006. In this year she founded together with two partners the design studio Pudelskern, which she led until 2012. Since 2012 Nina Mair is working by herself as product designer and architect in her own studio. The designer is known for her narrative design and contemporary style. Her work draws from her passion and enthusiasm for materials, handicraft and various industrial production techniques.

Photo Credit: Nina Mair
Credits: Peter Philipp, Markus Bstieler, ClassiCon