The World of Interiors: Soane’s Robert Adam mirror partnership with Ossowski
From the page to three dimensions: don’t miss the March 2014 issue of The World of Interiors magazine, which features our exciting collaboration with established family firm, Ossowski, to create mirrors based on original designs by renowned 18th century architect Robert Adam.
The article describes how Sir John Soane came to acquire what amounts to over 80% of Adam’s surviving drawings, including hundreds of extraordinary mirror designs in his signature Neo-classical style.
Adam office, design for a mirror frame, SM Adam volume 3/20, © Sir John Soane’s Museum
Now, Ossowski, a London gallery and restoration workshop dealing in 18th century English mirrors, have been given exclusive rights by the Museum to reproduce six of these mirror designs, including the design pictured above.
Employing the same techniques used in the 1700s, Ossowski craftsmen will bring drawings of mirrors, such as ‘The Anthemion’ (pictured), to life in Neo-classical three dimensions.
Mark Ossowski, who runs the gallery, says in The World of Interiors article: ‘What I liked were ones with simplicity in the outlines, which perhaps appeals to us nowadays, but also fantastic carving that lets us show off.’
The Museum will receive much-needed royalty fees for commissioned mirrors to support its important work in preserving the collections.
See the Soane Museum Adam Bespoke Mirror Collection on the Ossowski website.
Sophie Barling’s article, ‘Mature Reflection’, appears in March 2014 issue of The World of Interiors.