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Investigating the idea of self-analysis in today’s society, designer Alain Gilles designed a concept mirror that shows how people have become clouded by appearances and the image we see of ourselves through social media and new technologies. MIRROR MIRROR is made up of a large mirror that displays the reflection of ourselves just as we are, “as though that person were already none other than his or her own reflection.” A second, smaller mirror shows a reflection of what/who is observing the image.

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The smaller, second mirror is much like society, putting into perspective how we’re seen. The social aspect is represented by the grid, which is “the fabric, of society as a whole.”

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Simultaneously, both mirrors aim to represent support and mutual help since they interact with each other.

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MIRROR MIRROR was designed for the FONDS ERASME, an organization raising money for medical research in Belgium, who will then auction it, along with many other designs.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.