The 1930s turned up on Galerie Guillaume de Casson’s stand at the latest Pavillon des Arts et du Design in the Tuileries Gardens, where Franco-Indian designer Alnoor’s limited-edition Sublimating Dressing Table and its white velvet padded stool combined impeccable Art Deco lines with 21st-century technology and materials. The structure is mirror-polished steel with a smooth white Corian top, but it’s the laser-cut steel mirror with an infrared detection system and LED lighting that provides the surprise. At irregular moments, the message that every single woman before and since Snow White’s stepmother has longed to hear —“You Are Beautiful”—flashes across the glass. The stand-alone full-length Magikal Mirror with the same welcome words sold out at the show.
Galerie Guillaume de Casson 21 rue de Seine, 6th, 01.45.86.94.76. www.galeriedecasson.com
Originally published in the May 2012 issue of France Today
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