Several months ago, The Peak of Chic had some images from and an interview with long-time designer and one-time Billy Baldwin collaborator, Edward Zajac. In the piece, he described some of his favourite pieces, including an amazing mirror that was shortly to go up for auction at Bonhams. He describes the mirror as “trembling and twinkling” against the wall. I was charmed.
I immediately went over to David’s to check out the mirrors and loved them even more in person. We had many long conversations trying to suss out exactly how they were made – and they were all handmade by Mr. Zajac and his partner. Since David is way more clever than I, he was able to piece together each step in the process from figuring out how the little satellites were made and attached, to the way the mirrors were coloured, to the angles of the mirrored pieces around the edges, and so on.
David and his craftsmen/women finished the mirrors this week, and before they shipped them up to Rosselli, I went to the workrooms to take some pictures of the final product.The mirrors are delightful. They do tremble and twinkle in the light… especially when someone’s dancing with a statue in front of them.
Seriously, I had no question that David would be able to figure out how to make these mirrors and do an amazing job. I am pretty impressed that it only took him a few weeks work through all of the logistics and bring the project to completion.That man’s gonna go places!