The large FRANCIS mirror-table is a true statement piece that combines the purely functional with flights of imagination, bringing wonder into the mundane.
Designer Constance Guisset hand painted an entire new range of water colours for the creation of the new range of Francis mirror-coffee tables. Designs were then digitally altered to obtain the desired effect of multiple, semi-transparent, tinted layers; the very effect that gives the FRANCIS mirror-tables their poetic flair.
The watercolours printed onto the mirror are protected by layers of laminated glass. This technique ensures that each, uniquely designed mirror-table is of the highest level of durability.
The mirror is then mounted and set onto a metal stand, with guaranteed stability.
Born in 1976, Constance Guisset lives and works in Paris. Constance Guisset is a French designer with an original story. After studying economics and business at ESSEC and IEP in Paris, followed by a year in the parliament in Tokyo she chose to focus on design. In 2007 she graduated from ENSCI - Les Ateliers and founded her studio. She quickly earned recognition through winning prizes such as the Grand Prix du Design de la ville de Paris in 2008, the public prize at the Design Parade in Villa Noailles 2009, and finally in 2010 both the designer of the year at Maison et Objet, and the Audi Talent Awards. Her different research paths have led her to work with Petite Friture, Fontana Arte and Molenti amongst others for product design.In addition she has worked with Angelin Preljocaj, Established & Sons and Galeries Lafayette notably working with the latter on scenography, and has worked with video for Le Musee des Arts Decoratif and the design Biennale in Saint-Etienne.
PETITE FRITURE, LIBRE GARDE design editor, was founded 10 years ago by Amélie du Passage, placing bold, talented, emerging designers at the heart of its singular collections.