How many times do you look at your reflection daily? The thirty-minute long standing-in-front-of-a-mirror session before going out just to finally convince yourself you have NOTHING TO WEAR, a quick glance at a shop window, to make sure your hair didn’t decide to start living its own life again, reflections seem to be something that just IS and you don’t need to question that, leave alone focusing on their meaning even for a minute. For some people though, mirrors and reflections are something more, a whole new mean of creative expression. Meet Kim Thome, Norwegian designer, working and living in London.
Kim uses a reflective magic of mirrors to create a new, colourful world of patterns, shapes and colours that mesmerizes its viewer immediately. His artworks are not only interesting to look at; they question the established perception of reality, make the public think while not being pretentious or over the top. Simple and bold, they make a statement and present a coherent designer’s vision.
Apart from showing his installations in galleries (his recent exhibition, Work on Reflection II was held at William Benington Gallery), Kim is also a successful product designer. One of his furniture series, named Reflection Range, investigates the behaviour of reflection by using colours, shapes or mirrors.