Anatomy Mirror

Roula Salamoun for House of Today
L: 80cm     W: 60cm    D: 8cm
Clear mirror glass, High-Performance Concrete.

Limited edition of 12 pieces.

This series, initiated through a collaboration between Roula Salamoun and House of Today, explores the relationships between the human body, space and the objects that occupy it. By way of introducing anthropomorphic landscapes in a domestic or familiar built environment, the viewer is invited to imagine an environment where bodies infuse in the tangible space as much as they affect the invisible one.
Anatomy started as an explorative and iterative casting process taken from different bodies. The collected shapes and parts become design instruments creating the opportunity to add, subtract or transform them into a novel, redefined body.

Read about Anatomy in the press:
Domus / Galerie / Domus / Jdeed / Monocle

These humanoid landscapes shelter level surfaces, which areas vary in shape and size as their usage differ.
The resulting anatomy, a singular entity of multiple histories, takes on a life of its own. 
The white ethereal appearance of the products is afforded by their thinness, and smoothness. The use of ultra-high-performance concrete, a material which is not typically used for design products, is connected to the designer's interest in materials and to her architectural practice.

Photography credits: Elie Bekhazi, Editing: Patrick Abou Khalil