Designed by French furniture and interior designer Jacques Adnet (1900–1984), who initially made his mark on design in the 1920s and 30s as part of the Art Deco movement.
Inspiration Understatement was Adnet’s hard-won goal. His designs have a pared-down aesthetic and his signature materials were unadorned and unshowy – think glass, leather and bamboo. This circular mirror has an equestrian-style leather strap and was reputedly designed in collaboration with Hermès in 1950.
Why we love it Its fusion of Modernist simplicity, understated decoration and outstanding craftsmanship.
Watch the video Take a quick trip through the fascinating back story of the designer and the context in which he designed the Adnet.
Buy it now Danish firm Gubi has held exclusive rights to reproduce the ‘Adnet’ mirror since 2012.
From £703, Nest (nest.co.uk)