Vladimir or Pallet Mirror
Written by Katie on December 12, 2008. Permalink
Holy cow, I love this mirror. Shipping pallets are not usually considered beautiful, but man, if you custom fabricate them into a mirror frame with some old Victorian flair, it certainly becomes an amazing piece.
Millions of pallets are used everyday to move goods across the world. Many times, these pallets come from exotic locations and are made from native exotic woods. But through shipping and clumsy handling, many of these pallets are damaged. A lot of the time they are simply discarded after use. These beautiful samples of another world typically turn into landfill or mulch.
This mirror was made using two partially destroyed shipping pallets. The scars on the lumber tell a story of its travels. While the form is reminiscent of old Victorian french mirrors, its origin is far from gold leaf.
design and prototype: Karl Zahn
without glass – $825.00, with glass – $975.00 (shipping not included)
Lead time is 2 weeks
Buy it here.