by Annemie Vanzieleghem
With the FLORES design mirror, you finally get the chance to purchase a famous piece of antique art. The combination of the romantic image and the screen-printing technique also gives this mirror a modern edge. The original artwork is by Jan Davidsz de Heem (17th century): "Still life with flowers in a glass vase". De Heem lived in Utrecht and Antwerp and the work is exhibited in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. By transforming the still life into greyscale and combining it with a mirror, the whole gets a mysterious touch. The drawing of the artwork gradually blends into the oval mirrored surface.
Annemie was the head of Deknudts design department for almost thirty years. Mirrors hold no secrets for her. Her vision is clear: be open and receptive to new things. Curiosity is an important stimulus. Spotting trends and crystallizing these into sellable products give her the satisfaction that she seeks in her profession. With a cultured appreciation for beauty, shape, colours and materials, she comes up with lots of distinctive designs. The mysticism of mirrors keeps her captivated.