Mirroars mirrors were designed in 2015. However, it took a long time to find a contractor who would put enough will, effort and real energy into their creation. The author recognized the right collaborator in Marija Mihovec, who understood vision from the beginning and successfully realized it in 2020. The series of four mirrors is based on the perfect geometric shape of a circle, and the rhythm of repetition of that basic shape is enhanced only in one detail, namely the ears they can then recognize the animals. As a mother of two, she has experience with the preferences of little ones around domestic and wild animals, so the logical “choice of ears” fell on those of a dog, cat, rabbit and bear.
The current pastel palette may in the future go the way of stronger and perhaps more attractive colors for adults, because the modern minimalist design of Mirroars mirrors is welcome in every room of the home.
Ivana Kostić, copywriter by profession, was born in 1978 in Zagreb. After many years of work in creative agencies and achievements in the field of marketing, she turned to her second great passion – interior design. After completing her training as an interior designer at the New York Institute of Art and Design, she gained experience working on several smaller interior design projects. As a result of her great love for decorative objects, she designed the simple yet effective children’s mirrors Mirroars. A small collection of a total of 20 pieces was made in the Patenta workshop, by the owner and artisan Marija Mihovec. The compactness and shape got Ivana’s little daughter Sofie to start playing with mirrors. Thanks to Mirroars mirrors, Sofie learned to recognize the whole range of her own emotions by following her reflection in them. Although they were imagined as a wall decoration, Mirroars mirrors also proved to be a didactic toy in practice. They are made of mediapan and painted with environmentally friendly colors in a gentle, Scandinavian color palette. The basic shape is a circle, and the recognizability of an individual animal is realized by the shape of the ears. These zoo mirrors got their name from a combination of two English words: mirror and roar, and with its onomatopoeic character, the name gives the right tone and energy to these unique mirrors.