The Art of Illusion

BuzziMirage is about reflections, false perspectives and fake shadows. The mirrors act as a “trompe l’oeil” since they are based on false impressions and confused perceptions. “It’s a discussion between materials, reality and virtuality. But, above all BuzziMirage is about creating a little world of its own,” said Alain Gilles, designer.

The offset between the arch-shaped mirror and its support creates sense of depth and false impression that a door or window is open. The design combines various materials—a metal or wood arched frame, paired with a glass mirror—to play with depth and light, creating new vanishing points.

BuzziMirage is available in two sizes. The large version is an arched wall mirror that gives the impression that a door is opening towards another world and broader perspective. The small mirror can be placed in the hall to create the illusion of a window, while serving as a catchall tray.

Designed by Alain Gilles