Gallery Libby Sellers is pleased to present the Copper Mirror Series by Norwegian-born, London-based designers Amy Hunting and Oscar Narud.
The series of freestanding mirrors made from copper, mild steel and stone was originally conceived for Fashion Scandinavia at Somerset House during London Fashion Week 2013. Hunting & Narud have since refined the works in advance of their gallery launch during the London Design Festival 2013.
Given the geneses of the series, Hunting & Narud were keen to ensure their designs paid homage to Norway’s rich cultural and topographical heritage. The material choices allude to the country’s strong mining credentials – ore extraction and copper smelting were the starting point for a major modern Norwegian industry, with big mines operating in the 18th and 19th centuries, while steel and stone remain important export industries for the country’s contemporary economy. Consequently the materials became the protagonists of the series and were left in their natural state, with relatively few interventions employed to draw the inherent beauty from the raw materials. Both sophisticated and noble, the pivoting circular forms of the mirrors are, according to Hunting & Narud, “inspired by the visual language and movement of the different elements of the solar system”.