As the moon orbits the earth it shows itself to us in different guises. The Moonrise Mirror is a round mirror inspired by the different phases of the moon and its graphic translation.
The mirror is split into two ‘hemispheres’, made of a combination of clear and coloured mirror glass.
The back of the mirror is a handmade solid oak ring and provides a simple construction to hang the mirror in any position to suit the mood and needs of the user.
Transparency of the production chain comes naturally to us.
For us, that doesn't just mean giving information about where something has been produced. Our chain starts much earlier: with the designer of the product!
We'll tell you the whole story. Click on the buttons to discover the different steps:
The Moonrise Mirror was designed by Danish designer Michael Funch. His Design are simple and honest, inspired by raw materials and the making process. He uses design as a tool to gain insight into what we can do with what we have.
Because the angle at which the moon is illuminated by the sun changes, relative to the angle at which it is viewed from Earth, the moon as seen from Earth is sometimes (partially) illuminated and (partially) dark. This marks the seasons and the passing of the month. This phenomenon and its graphic translation was the basis for the design of the Moonrise Mirror.
"For the design of the Moonrise Mirror, I was inspired by the different phases of the moon."Michael Funch
The balance between light and dark in the lunar cycle defines a time of growth and a new start with the moon in the "first quarter. The moon is then exactly half lit and will become increasingly full from here on. This phase symbolizes the spring season. In the mirror, this phase is translated with the color green.
The "last quarter" represents the beginning of the end of the cycle where old structures are broken down and the way is prepared for new structures: autumn. Again, the moon is exactly half-exposed, but will get darker and darker from here on. In the mirror, this phase is translated with the color copper.
CURATE & TRANSLATE
The Moonrise Mirror has been part of the Vij5 collection since 2015. We have known Michael since college because he worked as an intern for Vij5 . The Moonrise Mirror project came about during his internship period. After his graduation from the Design Academy Eindhoven, we further developed the mirror into a marketable product together with Michael and in collaboration with our wood manufacturer.
"We rarely meet people with a personal design philosophy so close to ours, but Michael is one of them!"Arjan & Anieke
All parts of the Moonrise Mirror are made by different suppliers in the Netherlands. The parts come together at Vij5, after which the product is further finished, assembled and packaged at our premises.
In the material passport you can find where and by whom the different parts of this product are made.
PEFC approved solid oak from France, produced in Kelpen-Oler (NL)
Mirror glass CNC cut in Groningen (NL)
Finishing, oiling with Osmo hard-wax oil and assembly at Vij5 in Eindhoven (NL)
Mirror glass thickness 6mm
Total thickness 27mm
In Vij5 collection since 2015
Would you like to see this product in real life ?
In need of larger numbers or application in a project?
Please contact Arjan and request a quotation here.
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A Vij5 Ambassador is, just like us, a big fan of the Vij5 collection. It is not just a point of sale, but a shop that knows just a little bit more about our products. There is always someone present as a point of contact who can tell you everything about the Vij5 collection!
Vij5 Ambassadors are specialists in e.g. our lighting, furniture and/or accessories and will gladly provide you with advice. There is a nice selection of products from our collection in the shop. When an item is not in stock in the store an Ambassador can always order it for you.
Points of sale
Besides Ambassadors, Vij5 also has a selected network of points of sale within the Netherlands and abroad. Several (online and offline) design shops, interior design and lighting consultants carry a smaller part of our collection. They can also advise you about our products and can order items for you if they are not directly available from stock.