Spotlight On: Bobbin Frame Mirrors

Bobbin Revival
First popular in the 17th Century as people looked to bring ornamental flourishes to everyday items such as tables, chairs, and stools and then gaining popularity again during the Arts and Crafts movement, this maximalist interiors trend celebrates the materiality of bold, tactile and handmade shapes.

Blue Bobbin Frame Mirror


Exclusively for Domestic Science
Domestic Science owner Libs, with her affection for antiques and nostalgia in the home, has always been a fan of bobbin furniture. And this Spring, with the help of a talented team of makers, Libs introduces a unique collection of hand crafted bobbin frame mirrors made exclusively for Domestic Science.

 “These statement mirrors have been a passion project for me. They have been made to the highest fine art trade guild standards and are a great way to introduce a playful and functional piece of ‘objet d’art’ into your home.”     

Green bobbin framed mirror next to table

The Process
Available in three sizes and in a selection of bold colour ways, the collection of statement mirrors provides a modern take on this popular 17th-century decorative aesthetic. Handcrafted from beech wood, each half ‘bobbin’ has been adhered individually to the frame to create the relief design.

It is then saturated in colour with three coats of a hand picked palette of Farrow and Ball paint and finished with two coats of wax. The combination of bold and modern colours applied to traditional heritage methods makes these mirrors a joyful addition to any room.

How to style
Pair with vintage wooden furniture, colourful soft furnishings and playful decorative accessories to add character to a living space.

pink potted shrimp bobbin mirror

Available online and in all of our stores, the mirrors come in 4 colours (Emerald Green, Potted Shrimp, Blue Ground and India Yellow) and 3 sizes (50cm x 45cm, 80cm x 60cm and 120cm x 45cm)

Bespoke sizes and colours are available on request contact us to enquire.


Leave a comment