Artistic tradition

French style Colbert console

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 console

Colbert french style console

Handmade painted decorations


Structure made of 30 mm thick antique fir wood with black finish.

Mirror in 6 mm thick bevelled glass with polished edge and glossy sphere engravings.

Perimetral glass frames with bevelled glass with light antique finish.

Central heart-shaped decor made of blue silvered glass with hand made painted decorations.


Size: W. 140 cm, D. 51 cm, H. 90 cm

Size: W. 55” 1/8, D. 20”, H. 35” 1/2

Code: FCN-LDC-005-50

Custom to specification

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Product Designer

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.

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