Mirror, mask, household oracle
The mirror, known to us as an instrument of revelation, and our reflection, to us an instrument of self-knowledge, here change their meaning: to mirror oneself in a Pacyami mirror does not simply imply reflecting oneself (that is to say seeing oneself), but also having an experience of reflection (“Pacyami” in Sanskrit means “I see”).
Pacyami acts as a “magic” mirror, not of the “Alice through the looking glass” variety, but rather a portal to our world, to our reality.
Its mask-like appearance identifies it as a household oracle to be interrogated in search of answers on one’s self, but which also in turn surprises us with an unforeseen question: “what do you see?”
Thanks to the inclinations of the mirror’s surfaces, when placing ourselves in front of Pacyami it the space that surrounds us that is reflected, rather than our own image. This “fairylike” object generates surprise, by inviting us not to focus exclusively on our own reflection, shifting our attention from ourselves to our environment and community instead.
This creates awareness of a sense of belonging, contrasting our narcissistic centrality.
The archetypal image of precious table mirrors from the past merges with the primitivism and simplicity of the traits of traditional masks. Much like ancient mirrors, the Pacyami are made of polished metal with a mirror finish.
Sapiens Design Collection 2020
Materials: polished steel with mirror finish.
Dimensions: 180 mm x 40 mm x 390 mm