Shadow Puppet Mirror frames are inspired by shadow puppetry, a playful and primitive form of storytelling. We used this ancient mode of expression to develop the graphic shapes for the frames. By casting shadows with our hands, we created creatures from our natural northern habitat.
Hunted Moose round mirror on rustic Finnish sauna building.
Soaring Bird rectangular mirror.
Trickster Hare round mirror.
Hunted Moose round mirror in rustic Finnish mökki (cottage).
Frames designed for CNC manufacturing and flat packing.
Materials: mirror, aluminium composite material.
Design: Elizabeth Salonen, Liisa Salonen
Process photos – creating hand shadows from our natural northern habitat.
SHADOW PUPPET VINTAGE
Shadow Puppet Vintage Mirrors are designed using repurposed materials. The design consists of two upcycled components: aluminum composite and vintage etched mirrors. The frames are made from re-purposed material that is typically used for architectural exteriors.
Shadow Puppet Vintage Mirrors merge two histories and two narratives, mixing old with new. Traces of tarnish in the mirror show signs of a previous life, while the shadow puppet tells a story through hands and shadows. Etchings in the glass speak of tradition, yet the aluminum composite is modern.
Soaring Bird frame in black with vintage etched mirror.
Watchdog frame in white with vintage etched mirror.