Statement pieces: Sunburst Mirrors

We can all visualize that one unique piece of furniture that brings a one-of-a-kind point of view to a room. That transforms an average space to a whole new look. We believe in the impact of statement pieces and how they can bring character to a room or start a conversation with guests.

Statement pieces serve their purpose well by not only being the focal point of attention, but they also tie together the other design elements in a room and set the stage for decorating style throughout the entire space. And, statement pieces are the end result of what started as an idea in the minds of the artisans and is brought to life with their expert craftsmanship.

Essentially, whatever piece of furniture or home decor item you choose to be your star should have the power to captivate an audience and be the main focal point of the room.

Statement pieces come in all different shapes, colors, and sizes. A common misconception is that it should be bright, colorful, oversized and extravagant, this is not necessarily the case.  Items of furniture that you absolutely love, that draw your eye straight away, that are unique and perfectly bold for you… this is what makes a statement piece!

Incorporating that statement piece that reflects and speaks to your personality is a wonderful way to make your living or work space authentic to you. And, through our Artisan Community Outreach Program, statement pieces from our collection ensure that you have a story to tell. Ten percent of profits from these pieces is given back to the artisan communities from which these pieces are made for education and to improve infrastructure development based on community needs.

One way you you can make a statement in a room is through the use of mirror, more specifically: Sunburst Mirrors.

They date back to the 17th century, one of the many design contributions we can thank King Louis XIV for. 

The king was a lover of the arts, as was evident in so many things he did; so much so that he himself would take part in theatrical productions in his court. In one of them, the Ballet de la Nuit, he played the Sun, and enjoyed it so much, that thereafter he chose it as his emblem, he was then nicknamed "Le Roi Soleil" (The Sun King).

Over the years, the traditional mirror has taken a variety of shapes and sizes and fits various design styles. Not only are they functional as a mirror but make a statement as they usually come in bright gold leaf and their radiating array draws the eye as a focal point in the room.

Here are a few examples...




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