Benno Premsela, Benno Mirror, 1956
In 1956 Benno Premsela came up with the ingenious and simple design of the Benno Mirror. After almost 70 years, the mirror has become a real design icon.
The story goes that Spectrum asked Premsela to design a beautiful interior accessory. Premsela looked through the supplies and semi-manufactures that Spectrum already had and took out a wooden ring intended for a table. He made a slot in it and informed Spectrum his design was ready. The Benno mirror was a fact.
The Benno mirror consists of a beech plywood circle with a 50 cm diameter. The square mirror is inserted into the frame through a slot on the topside.
Benno Premsela (Amsterdam, 1920 – 1997), designer and interior designer was a well-known person in the post-war Dutch art world. As a freethinking designer he was praised for his minimalist work in which beauty and functionality are closely linked. The mirror that Premsela designed for Spectrum in 1956 is a true interpretation of his minimalist and functional language of form.
In beech: € 225
In black: € 250