- Josh Metersky
The resulting collection is Trueing’s take on traditional terrazzo patterns, updated for contemporary tastes and use. Cast-in-place marble terrazzo is reimagined in the form of a mirror, functional and easily hung to bring the feeling of grand installations into the home, without becoming overly ornate.
Keen to highlight the graphic quality of the material, the studio designed a custom pattern for each mirror, utilizing reference images and sketches taken in the field.
“Each piece of marble or mirror is cut to mimic and enhance the inherently random process of making terrazzo.”
For the walnut version, the pattern is constructed entirely from mirror, which is precision cut and inlaid into the milled wooden body.
“From afar, the #3000 Mirrors read as a continuous surface, almost like a piece of terrazzo cut straight from the floor. Up close, the functional aspect of the mirror is revealed, where one is able to catch themselves in the scattered reflective surfaces.”
- Aiden Bowman
The effect is a material mix-up: the creation of a new vernacular for terrazzo. Trueing’s collection highlights the malleability of stylistic references, playing with centuries-old techniques to create new meaning for how we live today.
The prototype of the mirror debuted at Sight Unseen Offsite in 2017.
Winners of the 2017 ICFF Editor’s Award for Emerging Designer, Trueing is a Brooklyn-based studio founded by Josh Metersky and Aiden Bowman. With backgrounds in design, art history and engineering, the two partners take a holistic approach to design. As a result, Trueing’s projects balance the aesthetic, functional and social implications of creating goods in a contemporary and globalized world. As more and more is expected from those objects with which we share our lives, Trueing draws on history, research and experience to bring thoughtful new additions into the fray.