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Marcel Breuer Illuminated mirror 1930

A rare illuminated Bauhaus mirror, designed in 1930 by Marcel Breuer for Zeiss Ikon. It was presented at the Paris Werkbund exhibition in 1930. It can be used on a table, or hanging on the wall.

Already in 1923 Marcel Breuer designed a round mirror for the first Bauhaus model house. With this mirror Breuer took it's functionality one step further. The built in light source ensures your face is always well illuminated while shaving, or applying make-up. This invention shows how creative the idea of "form follows function" could be, especially when you take into account that in 1930 the electricity network was relatively new. At the time, hardly anything was as modern as electric lighting.

The mirror is still fully functional with some normal user marks that come with age and patina. The half mirrored glass front, produced by Zeiss Ikon is still intact after almost a century. This is a highly collectible piece of modernist design history

  • Designer

    Marcel Breuer
  • Manufacturer

    Zeiss Ikon AG Goerz-Werk
  • Year of design

  • Country

  • Materials

    Nickel plated steel, glass
  • Dimensions

    Diam: 20,5 cm
  • Condition

    Very good with user marks
  • Price


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