This was a little project where I was hired to make mirrors for a new salon/gallery in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
First we designed mirrors & frames, then the easels to hold them.
I was asked to design mirrors that were "Artsy/New York, contemporary and funky." My wife and I spent a Saturday morning sketching frames, then I hit the computer to do CAD drawings and figure out the details. As I drew the first few on the computer, the ideas just kept coming. Unfortunately, we ended up making only eight as that is all the room in the new salon allowed. I think we pulled it off. Of course each of the mirror frames is unique, although each has the same size mirror. Some of the wood is dyed, some is veneered, some has stainless steel parts.
The easels are all made of Jatoba (commonly called Brazilian Cherry) which is a very hard, exotic hardwood from South America. The easels are designed to roll around and are adjustable for the angle of the mirrors.
I have also made other, smaller mirrors and frames along the same lines as these - sort of funky and weird, and did a project for a Mosier Middle School fundraiser that consisted of 12 frames (six pairs) that were also sort of funky, which framed original ceramic tile art the students made with the help of local artist Toms Royal.