As with the other Josh Owen products for Kontextur, one of the strategies in the design of the hanging mirrors was insuring the long life of the products. By conceiving of the 'holding' component of both mirrors as a glove which stretches over the glass, the mirror element is both contained and protected. Because the molded silicone is incredibly strong and tear resistant, if the mirror part is ever damaged or broken, it could be replaced by the consumer and re-fit into the proprietary design element. The wall mounting system allows for precise placement without the extra step of measuring and marking the wall in advance of hanging. Holding the mirror in place shows exactly where it will hang when the screw is inserted. Like all the other items in the Josh Owen line for Kontextur (with the exception of the hook) there are no extra parts trapped in the silicone making recycling very easy, should that ever happen.
Photography: Michael Wilson