Wabi Sabi Collection by Denis Guidone for Roche Bobois
Updated: Dec 10, 2019
In Wabi mirror collection, the color nuances change continuously depending on the different points of view; On the mirror appears a gradient from a color to its complementary, purple- green, and gold – blue.
White reflects the light, so it goes through the glass, which we can see is the transmitted colour, blue or green. The black absorbs the colour, it accentuates mirror effect, only the reflected light becomes viewable and brings out the gold or purple colour.
Mirror colours change depending on the direction, on the ambient light; the reflection of a very soft light will reflect more blue, a high lighting reflection (direct sunlight) will reflect more gold. The mirror’s colour will change according to the time of the day.
There are 5 to 7 metallic oxide layers with different refractive index, colours don’t come from a plastic or a painting, but from a metallic oxide of high temperature cooking.
Wabi-sabi is a concept in traditional Japanese aesthetics constituting a world view cantered on the acceptance of transience of things.
Sabi is beauty that comes with age, when the life of the object and its impermanence are evidenced in its patina.