Like the other pieces in the collection, the Matera Mirror (2007) showcases the beauty of solid walnut, rich grain and the timelessness of simple, modern framework. At the top and bottom of the mirrored glass is a purposeful gap where it would normally meet the frame. This gives the mirror a lightness and a space for “breathing,” a design element you will also encounter in the Matera Bed and Matera Bed with Storage. “I don’t have pictures of sexy models on my walls,” says Matera’s designer Sean Yoo, “I have pictures of sexy chairs from DWR catalogs.” The fact that this young designer credits DWR with helping him get his education in design makes having this collection in our assortment even more special. Made in Malaysia.
Designed to adapt to your individual needs, the Mirror can be placed on the floor rest on the wall at a slight angle.
Finished with beveled edges, running match walnut grain, exposed slot mortise and tenon corner joints.
Walnut or oak veneer over MDF with thick solid walnut or oak edging; mirrored glass.
Currently residing in Matera, Italy, Sean Yoo was born in Seoul and raised in Los Angeles, making him emblematic of the multi-cultural, globally fluent designers of his generation. His first career was as a city planner, but a visit to the Noguchi Museum in New York inspired him to pursue design. "I was particularly attracted to the way Noguchi applied sculptural qualities to common household objects," says Yoo. "It seemed to give meaning and purpose to otherwise meaningless objects."
Yoo immediately enrolled in the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, graduating in 2000 with a degree in industrial design. After a successful debut at the 2001 Salone Satellite in Milan, he and Angela Tarasco launched their studio, Apt 5 Design. Yoo's work embodies versatility, with projects ranging from a compact bed and desk unit designed for a South Central Los Angeles housing project to Opus Shelving, a recyclable shelving unit that was inspired by a repeating pattern he noticed in the ruins of Pompeii. Read more >