This elegant mirror is exploring the art of steam-bent wood.
Like a humble servant, the mirror frame stretches out to carry your favourite garment. Butler is created with the hotel room in mind but is just as suitable for the private bedroom or hallway. The hidden metal bracket ensures an easy and secure hanging. Solid bent European beech and 6 mm mirror glass.
Today Mathieu’s studio operates from Stockholm with projects ranging from design objects to contract furniture to new sustainable materials for the production industry.
The studio has a holistic approach to design where multiple factors are taken into account, from the smallest detail to the macro perspective.
After cutting and working the wood, they begin steaming it for between six and twelve hours to make it soft and flexible. The shape of the wood then comes alive, through hand bending and using custom frames. This craft requires experience, patience and strong hands. This slow shaping technique enables the creation of light, strong and extremely durable pieces. Padded using only natural and environmentally friendly materials such as hairlok, a mixture of animal hair and natural latex, as well as wool felt, all of which age beautifully.