ACHILLES' TORTOISE

Achilles’ Tortoise, is a mirror composed of dynamic elements capable of creating images in continuous transformation, arousing an active relationship with the viewer. It is a tribute to the Italian Kinetic Art of the sixties, a research that experimented with the phenomena of visual perception and movement, through a scientific and rational construction of the work.

Achilles’ Tortoise is a mathematical progression towards infinity, where metamorphoses occur following the displacement of the observer. As in Zeno’s Paradox, Achilles, a symbol of speed, will never reach the tortoise, a symbol of slowness, making movement an illusion.

Characteristics

ACHILLES’ TORTOISE is an unusual decorative wall mirror inspired by the concept of “plastic work” in which metamorphoses occur as a result of the displacement of the observer.

It is composed by a structure of symmetry and concentric squares positioned at various levels of depth that create peculiar visual perceptions and generate unexpected effects depending on the observer’s movements. It triggers the optical illusion of getting sucked into the mirror.

Looking at the mirror from an extreme side view, a portion of the concentric layers disappears revealing a flat mirror surface.

Features

The peculiar composition of all elements makes it an aesthetically pleasing one-of-a-kind design piece with exclusive and unique visual effects.

The distinctive design is intended to create an extraordinary experience for the observer.

Achilles’ Tortoise acts as a focal point and captures the eye in any room setting.

  • Limited Edition series of 50 pieces + 1 prototype
  • Custom solutions
  • Complete with certificate of authenticity

Price from € 8,900

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Dimensions & Materials

Achilles Mini
W120 x D4 x H120 cm

Achilles Median
W145 x D4 x H145 cm

Materials
Inox Supermirror, wood

Custom solutions

  • Mirroring surface available in silver, gold, bronze, copper, champagne and black finish

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