Mirror, mirror

Outrageously expensive and unnecessarily extravagant or that perfect finishing touch for your life?


Arte-VenezianaThe average morning routine normally consists of throwing on clothes in a hurry with barely a glance in a mirror, then changing the outfit at the last minute and chucking the discarded items over said mirror. That would surely come to an end with the introduction of the Forziere Valet by Arte Veneziana for Rivalto Home. The designer, architect Giovanni Luca Ferreri, has thought of the practicalities of getting ready, and has ensured that dressing is done with ease, as well as in luxury. The opulent yet compact item has a freestanding, full-length mirror (which swivels) made with extra-light glass, and it comes with a trouser rail bar complete with engraved mirror details and leaf patterns. Fore more neatness and cute design, a lidded accessories tray in high-gloss lacquer stores small objects and keeps the valet clutter-free. The multifunctional structure is built in polished brass, with leather details, and this sits on top of a shoe storage base, which just happens to be a slab of Calacatta gold-coloured vein marble – enough to put your beloved pair of roughed-up trainers to shame.
At £27,594, this friend to your daily routine may be up there in terms of extravagance with Cher’s interactive closet in Clueless, but think of it as a statement piece for the home, as well as a helping hand in the morning.

Words Caitlin Clements