Wrong Geometries is a minimal debut collection designed by Brooklyn-based studio Mirrors Collective. Wrong Geometries, the debut collection of Mirrors Collective, explores the flattening of intersecting planes and shapes in slightly asymmetrical mirror designs. Butting edges of tiled, hand-treated mirror tints lead to the soft corners of the products’ contours. The seven different designs of the collection, ranging from full body styles to more square forms, offer compelling counterpoints to play with in interior compositions. All edges of each piece of the mozaic-like amalgams are hand-polished, creating glimmering highlights as your eye wanders. The backings, made of pressurized recycled paper and natural resins, have a lustrous matte quality, complimented by rounded edges and custom engravings.
These dazzling sensations are the result of a collaboration between design and craft in the heart of Brooklyn’s design scene. The Wrong Geometries collection places Mirrors Collective (M Co) in the realm of other companies that have inspired the world of design in the last couple decades, like CC-Tapis and Mykita, where the process of making is seen in both the brand and the product. M Co is a newly launched designer and manufacturer of mirrors that is composed of Reid Hoyt and Valeriy Shvetsov. Reid is a RISD graduate who has worked as a furniture and lighting designer in NYC for the last several years.
Valeriy is an established glass and mirror fabricator who has serviced several design brands in NYC for the last 16 years. Early in 2020, Valeriy asked Reid to develop a brand and product line to sell directly to the trade and private customers. Having developed a design philosophy over the years that values more direct connections between designers and the source of their designs, Reid knew the perfect pitch for the opportunity… build everything, from the mirrors and their frames to the packaging, in-house. This would allow for more variety, more customization, more experimentation, and shorter lead times. Valeriy could now focus his attention on the craft and quality his factory could provide, and Reid could focus on the creative potential of the tools, techniques, and materials involved in making mirrors.