Loriot modernist square mirror, circa 1980



What I like

What I love about this mirror is that its extremely artistic design does not deprive it of its usefulness: yes, it is easy to admire yourself in this square with such a beautiful decor.

Indeed, what rhythm Guy Loriot was able to give to this simple mirror: nothing superfluous here: clear mirror, smoked mirror, and a very beautiful design, looking towards the modernist creations of the UAM years around 1930, revived by a Meilleur Ouvrier de France at its zenith!

The rhythm given by the bursting of the smoked round mirror into 3 unequal parts is calmed by the elegant layout around the straight lines painted on the clear mirror. The slight volume introduced by the presence of two layers of mirror creates a surprise, but the whole is finally stable: the circle will reform, we are far from bursting!

As a result, the look in the mirror is a renewed pleasure every morning…

Technical description


Square mirror in a frame of brushed metal bands. A clear mirror with orthogonal lines painted in black drawing a slightly off-centered double cross is decorated with four smoked mirrors, one cut in a half-moon, the other two in quarters.

Engraved Loriot lower right.

Around 1980.

On the back, stamp:

“Art and Ice Cream/ Guy Loriot/ 29, avenue des Frères Lumières/ 69008 Lyon./ Artistic property/ Reproduction prohibited”

Dimensions and weight

Height: 52,5 cm – Width: 52,5 cm – Depth: 2,5  cm

Weight: 10,5 kg

Mix & Match

This original modernist mirror will be ideally associated with straight lines (its square shape, the double cross) and round shapes (the split circle): that leaves a lot of possibilities!!

Obviously, we will think of it to liven up an Art Deco decor, as a more modern touch. But above all, furniture from the 1970s and 1980s will make him happy!

I am thinking of the white furniture by Gae Aulenti, the Orsay model that she developed in the mid-1970s: their purity meets the classicism of our mirror. But also the pep of the pair of white lacquered metal low chairs with big orange cushions from the pop years!

On the wall, why not dare the dynamism of the colors so bright developed in his painting Alternance by Bernard Tulula

Not far away, a coffee table will accommodate the Pyramid-High Society lamp by Tonello and Montagna Grillo, to accentuate the metallic side of the universe. Or, in a similar spirit, the beautiful felice antonio botta lamp, in smoked plexiglass and chromed metal.

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The designer

Guy Loriot, Meilleur Ouvrier de France( France Best Craftman) in 1976, was also the president of the association of Meilleurs Ouvriers de France du Rhône. He responded to specific orders and created his own models, which he had made in his workshops. His technique was obviously unparalleled and his inventiveness no less great. He died in 2021.

The editor

Guy Loriot is both the creator and the editor of his art mirrors, within the framework of a limited production.

A beautiful original mirror at a fair price

This original Guy Loriot mirror has been carefully selected for its aesthetic qualities, its originality and its fair price. Our choice favors above all the acuity of the design, of which the signature of Guy Loriot is the guarantee, guarantee of a valorization of your new acquisition in your interior and of an ability to dialogue with your furniture, to agree and to mix to create a unique decoration.

Buying vintage objects is surely a reasonable investment, so great is the appetite for the 1980s.

Finally, buying vintage objects preserves the resources of planet earth.

Additional information
Weight 10,5 kg
Dimensions 52,5 × 52,5 × 2,5 cm





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Dominique de Paillerets is passionate about objects and art. He likes to combine Design furniture from the 70s and the 18th century, in the spirit Combining refinement and the spirit of the seventies

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