French style Vattel mirror
Craftsmanship and Made in Italy
French style mirrors industry was born in 1665 when the French politician Jean-Baptiste Colbert persuaded some important Venetian masters to move to France.
That is the story behind French Style Mirrors. This style is different from Venetian one. It is characterized by a deep grinding and a more geometric design.
A French mirror in fact is made of lots of different bevelled pieces that are closed together and create an harmonious geometrical figure. A beautiful example is Donato, an iconic mirror by Arte Veneziana that is made of 412 hand bevelled pieces. The most visible difference between a Venetian and a French mirror is the total absence of hand-blown glass decorations.
Handmade luxury mirror with crest
Vattel French style mirror
Handmade engravings and hand bevelled glass decorations
Structure made of antiqued fir wood with black finish.
Crest and perimetral glass frames with bevelled glass with light antique finish.
Central heart-shaped decor and corner tiles made of blue silvered glass with hand made painted decorations.
Perimeter glass frames with decorative bevelling, shiny spheres engravings and light antique mirror finish.
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Leo De Carlo
Leo De Carlo was born in Venice in 1972. He graduated in Industrial Design from the Milan Polytechnic in 1998. He worked for Philippe Starck in Paris from 1999 to 2003, handling furnishing, lighting, electronics and interiors projects.
He returned to Italy in 2003 and went into business on his own. He currently lives and works in Venice.