Let’s talk about mirrors. What is a mirror? By definition, it’s an object which copies reality, transports it into a different space and transforms what is three-dimensional into two-dimensional. The designer Romolo Stanco of nonesiste design Lab is interested in the interaction between the subject and the object, as evident in his previous works. And his latest project is a Motherboard Mirror.
“It’s is a mirror which alters the reflected image, contaminating it and thus rendering the image different from the original. It represents a transfiguring mirror or, better yet, an instrument for interactive reflection” says Romolo Stanco.
In physical terms, Nonesiste’s Motherboard Mirror is a crystal mirror with laser etchings made inside the glass slab rather than on the mirror’s surface, rendering them untouchable. The etchings are made using a technological laser that disintegrated the “singular glass crystals within the sheet which forms the mirror,” the designer explains.
The etchings are circuits “an intersection of lines borrowed from the world of electronics, a metaphor for connections, global systems, and electronic systems for common use which few of us understand the real technical sense.” The circuits effectively lose their function, “transformed into organic traces and imprisoned… “reflected and frozen inside the mirror.”
“It is an instrument for reflection,” according to the designer, both literally and conceptually. Motherboard continues an ongoing theme of dynamic action and interaction within Nonesiste’s work. Motherboard is a limited edition piece produced for Edizioni Galleria Colombari in three versions: rectangular, square or circular. [Nonesiste via DesignerPages and DesignSpotter]