Handmade ''Consored Mirrors'', Savvaz Laz Dimensions: 100cm diameter Materials: Handmade mirror and paint Savvas Laz is a designer with a true passion for the sensual and the exceptional. He is dedicated to creating bespoke, handcrafted objects that celebrate the superior quality, allure and richness of the Arts & Crafts. Storytelling is an essential ingredient in his design process. Historical research in combination with material exploration and impeccable craftsmanship come together to create collectible objects that fuse the extravagant with the minimal, and imbue the everyday with playfulness and pleasure. After completing a master’s degree in civil engineering, Savvas Laz graduated with distinction from the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship of E´CAL (E´cole Cantonale D’ art de Lausanne), Switzerland. As a designer, he worked next to Joep Van Leishout at the Atelier Van Leishout in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where he developed his skills in sculpture making, an element he always makes part of his work. Savvas Laz has collaborated with important luxury fashion and design brands such as Vacheron Constantin, Chopard and Retrosuperfuture. His creations have been featured in some of the world’s leading design and lifestyle publications including Dezeen, Domus, Esquire and many more. Since 2018, the studio of Savvas Laz is based in the historical centre of Athens, Greece. Censored Mirrors by Savvas Laz is a collection of unique, handmade mirrors, featuring “deleted / smudged” parts. By developing a process, using chemicals substances and glass paint, part of the silver tint on the back side of each mirror is being removed and hand painted, creating a visual game between the reflected object and the mirror. The project was first presented during the occasion of the Palazzo Monti art residency, an artist residency program based in Brescia, housed in a palazzo dating back to 1200. The Palazzo is an incubator for creativity and productivity, offering artists a chance to find inspiration, forge new relationships and create collaborations. Built in the 18th century, the residence is conveniently located at a short distance from Milan, Venice and Florence, offering resident artists the chance to visit culturally rich cities for research and inspiration. Decorated with neoclassicist frescos from the late 1750s, the Palazzo provides an inspiring setting to create contemporary art.