Surface Design 2015 - Rough Old Glass

Antique mirrors have been quite popular within a design world for quite a long time now and looks like they are not planning to go anywhere. Recently we have purchased a really nice antique mirror for a Client of ours from Louise Bradley and this is why Rough Old Glass company caught my attention at the show. Wide range of different mirror shades and textures makes this place a designer's heaven.

From their Website:
Rough Old Glass was born from the combined experience of two people... a Restorer & Conservator, who worked within the National Trust & English Heritage for over a decade in the fields of carving, gilding and furniture restoration and an Upholsterer & Dealer of Antique French Chairs & Mirrors.

For years we had sourced frames from France to restore, many of which had lost their original mirror plates. We developed our technique of hand silvering and distressing glass to replace the missing or broken originals.

We have handled countless pieces of antique mirror glass and this level of exposure to genuine aged glass has enabled us to produce a range of hand silvered, antiqued mirror glass finishes, which portray the unique qualities of old mirror glass.

Initially marketing our reproduction antiqued mirror glass to other Dealers and Restorers we quickly realised the potential for Rough Old Glass to be used as a decorative surface finish and it now appears in many private homes, bars, restaurants and hotels Nationwide.