Adding a mirror to any room instantly brings light and the illusion of space. It’s rare that a mirror will become the focal point of a room, but the Adnet Circulaire mirror does just that.
Created by architect and famous French art-deco designer, Jacques Adnet, the Adnet mirror is the epitome of luxury for its masculine, yet modern design. It remains one of the most coveted pieces of home decor since it’s creation in collaboration with fashion house Hermes some 60 years ago.
Featuring a leather bound circumference and held up by equestrian style straps, Gubi states that;
The mirror is also unique as the strap that holds the mirror is in direct proportion to the dimension of the mirror.
Today, the original Adnet Hermes mirror will set you back about $5k. The design has since been reissued by the Danish furniture company, Gubi, in 2011, with prices ranging from $860-$1400, depending on the size. Of course, there are also plenty of replicas floating around online. Try searching “Captain’s mirror” or “Belt strap mirror” to score a replica for a few hundred bucks.
If you’d like to pinch a few more pennies, try your hand at making your own with the Grundtal circular mirror from IKEA as a starting point. Check out the tutorial over at the House & Home website, which makes creating your own Adnet mirror a simple weekend project.