Brooklyn designers Josh Metersky and Aiden Bowman of Trueing have released a new collection of mirrors informed by the terrazzo flooring of Milanese lobbies and Venetian palazzos. The series includes two mirrors – one rendered in honed concrete and the other in oiled walnut – each named for the fine grit used to polish the concrete and marble to a smooth surface.
The resulting collection is Trueing’s take on traditional terrazzo patterns, updated for contemporary tastes and use. Cast-in-place marble terrazzo is reimagined in the form of a mirror, functional and easily hung to bring the feeling of grand installations into the home, without becoming overly ornate.
Keen to highlight the graphic quality of the material, the studio designed a custom pattern for each mirror, utilizing reference images and sketches taken in the field. The effect is a material mix-up: the creation of a new vernacular for terrazzo. Trueing’s collection highlights the malleability of stylistic references, playing with centuries-old techniques to create new meaning for how we live today.