Philippe Starck - Frame Bookcase & Mirror by Driade
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A Bookcase and mirror with frame in natural massive mahogany wood.
Adjustable feet and revolving shelves in extra-clear mirror glass.
Dimensions: W114 x D26/44.5 x H200cm
Use indoors only.
Typically this type of glass has a coating of silver or aluminium on its back, thus producing images by reflection.
The chemical process of coating a glass surface with metallic silver was discovered by Justus von Liebig in 1835. This ground-breaking advance inaugurated the modern techniques of mirror making. Today, mirrored glass is made by adding a thin layer of molten aluminium or silver onto the back of a plate of glass in a vacuum.
A rich, brown, close-grained wood from Central America and the West Indies. Pink to dark reddish brown, Mahogany is fairly easy to work, strong, of medium weight and finishes well.