Furniture: Single Piece Domestic Furniture Winner 2009
Designer: Georgy Mkrtichian
Maker: Georgy Mkrtichian
Dimensions: W91.5, H104
Wood Species: Walnut
The design of the mirror frame was inspired by the exceptional quality and beauty of the English walnut, especially the lighter coloured sapwood. This allowed the designer to showcase these colours and tones symmetrically by book-matching the four sides of the frame.
The designer chose to create a flowing pattern reminiscent of flames to reflect the warmth of the colour of the wood. This sensuous pattern also emphasised the flow and movement of carving especially at the four corners of the frame.
This piece built upon the tradition and strength of the makers wood-carving skills and created a frame with a modern interpretation to give a contemporary twist. In this piece he wanted to demonstrate that fine traditional carving can be interpreted in a modern way to create a mirror frame of great beauty and character.