One of our fave designs from Fuori Salone


Planet Mirror

We're just now catching our breath from the excitement of last week's design fair in Milan, and there's so much we want to share! Across the city, we saw some really beautiful, really thoughtful designs (we'll highlight several for you over the course of this week), and spring was definitely in the air—evident in the gorgeous weather and the plethora of design presentations that incorporated plants and flowers, both for pure ambience and as a design element. Hong Kong's Boris Design Studio (founded in 2009 by Swedes Anna Karlsson and Katarina Ivarsson) stood out from the pack, though, with their cleverly designed Planet Mirror.

Planet Mirror by Boris Design Studio; photo courtesy of Boris Design Studio. Planet Mirror by Boris Design Studio; photo courtesy of Boris Design Studio.

Created in collaboration with Greenworks, this circular, wall-mounted mirror is surrounded by a self-watering succulent garden, as well as a dimmable LED rim rigged with data sensors so it a) fades whenever one walks away from it and b) adjusts brightness to best complement the light of the room in which it's placed. And there's a water indicator on the front of the mirror to let you know when it's time to refill the water for your thirsty plants. Well done, team Boris!

P1000414-copy Planet Mirror by Boris Design Studio; photo by Anna Carnick.

P1000416-copy Planet Mirror (detail) by Boris Design Studio; photo by Anna Carnick.

To learn more about the designers, check out borisdesignstudio.com And there are many more highlights from Fuori Salone to come, so stay tuned!

 

*Images courtesy of Boris Design Studio and Anna Carnick.