OBU is inspired by the philosophy and aesthetics of Japanese gardens. The position of each stone and tree is perfectly thought out, but at the same time they seem to have been randomly placed. The shape of the reflective part represents a rock and the clear glass is water, both key elements in a Japanese garden. The organic silhouette is strong and pronounced while the glass is almost invisible yet absolutely essential and accentuated by two golden lines. It is a delicate and elegant balance between function and beauty. A discreet anti-slip strip holds the mirror perfectly leaning against a wall, or it can be hung.
Mimy A. Diar and Ad Luijten have backgrounds as art directors in communication, and this is reflected by the lyrical nature of their projects. After careers in advertising, they decided to use their acquired skills for their true calling: design. So far, they have enjoyed cooperations with international design houses including Normann Copenhagen and Matière Grise.