As the moon revolves around 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 the graphic translation of these phases.
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 offers a simple construction to hang the mirror in any position to suit the mood and needs of the user.
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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!
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The Moonrise Mirror is designed by Danish designer Michael Funch. His designs are simple and honest, inspired by raw materials and the process of making. He uses design as a tool to gain insight in what we can do with what we have.
Because the angle at which the moon is shone upon by the sun changes, compared to the angle at which it is viewed from the earth, the moon, as seen from the earth, is sometimes (partly) illuminated and sometimes (partly) dark. This marks the seasons and the end 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," says Mr. K.Michael Funch
The balance of light and dark in the moon 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 fuller and fuller from here. This phase is symbolic of the spring season. In the mirror this phase is translated with the colour 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. The moon is exactly half lit, but from here on it will get darker and darker. In the mirror this phase is translated into the colour copper.
CURATE & TRANSLATE
The Moonrise Mirror has been part of the Vij5 collection since 2015. We know Michael since his studies because he worked as an intern for Vij5 . The Moonrise Mirror project originated during his internship period. After his graduation at the Design Academy Eindhoven we further developed the mirror together with Michael and in cooperation with our wood producer into a saleable product.
"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 packed by us.
In the material passport you can find where and by whom the different parts of this product are made.
PEFC certified solid oak from France, produced in Kelpen-Oler (NL)
Polished mirror glass CNC cut in Groningen (NL)
Finishing, oiling with Osmo hard-wax oil and assembly at Vij5 in Eindhoven (NL)
Thickness of mirror glass 6mm
Total thickness 27mm
In Vij5 collection since 2015
Want to see the Moonrise Mirror by Michael Funch in real life?
Larger numbers or application in a project?
Please contact Arjan and request a quotation here.
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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.