Mirrors were historically created to replicate the reflections on clear waters, which people believed to be magical. Metal mirrors were crafted in the Bronze Age – but it was not until the 16th century when artisans in Murano, Italy developed glass mirrors with a tin and mercury amalgam. Decorative mirrors have continued to evolve in style and purpose, fitting every historical period and trend.
Novica's mirror collection is vast and varied; it reflects the beauty of nature, artistic traditions, and the infinite creativity of artisans around the world. Veronica Ossio crafts original wall mirrors with Peruvian huamanga stone, whereas Luther Teguh Margono creates abstract compositions with cinnamon and coconut shells. Sourabh Mehta recreates India's meenakari art with enamels, while the hand-carved works of Daniel Nyadedzor mirror traditional West African styles, past and present. In Thailand, Subin Tositarak creates magnificent lacquered compositions on wood and in Mexico, Paulo Cortes transforms tin into magnificent decorative mirrors.
Manolo and Lucho tool innovative quality leather frames, whereas Brazilian designer Cidinha and Jak create bold and colorful art glass wall mirrors.
Indah and Indra transfer batik techniques on wood to adorn hand mirrors with classic Javanese patterns.