Fiam Venus Mirror

£1,382£1,947 incl. VAT

Designed by Vittorio Livi.

Ships in: 6-8 Weeks

 

Collection of mirrors in 8 mm high-temperature fused glass of 8 mm with silvered back. Relief ornamentation on frame, flat mirror 4 mm thick, painted metal rear frame.

Rectangular Dimensions:
Small: 200 x 71 cm
Large: 200 x 105 cm
Free Standing: 200 x 105 cm

Square Dimensions: 105 x 105 cm

Round Dimensions: Ø 126 cm

Eliptical Dimensions: 201 x 96 cm

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On Everything But Ordinary we have selected our favourite pieces from Fiam, but as an authorised retailer we can supply the entire collections – for a quotation or advise please phone our design team – 01425 273600, send us an email or visit our award winning showrooms.

History

Fiam was born from one man’s passion for glass. Founded by Vittorio Livi in 1973, Fiam designs, develops and produces items of furniture in curved glass, creating them through a combination of craftsmanship and industrial processes, actually merging tradition and innovation, hand-crafting and design. Vittorio Livi came to know and appreciate glass from a very young age. Glass, solid and fragile, natural and artificial, ancient and industrial all at the same time, is a mass of seeming contradictions, and Livi loved it for just that, as well as for its practical qualities. Glass is environment-friendly and hygienic: it may look simple, because of its transparency, but both its chemistry and its physics are really very complex. And this material of vast potential was virtually only used in the world of furniture for the production of small accessories or ornaments.  And so in the young Vittorio Livi’s creative mind, a dream began to take shape:
glass would become a unique star in the world of fine design, being used to produce items of furniture which would be astonishingly solid yet beautifully transparent; design items which would rise above the age of their production, untouched by the passing years, spaces and fashions. From its earliest days, Fiam immediately focused on innovation as the driving force for achieving its business and cultural aims. This innovation would proceed on three fronts.

Skilled Craftmanship

The success of the complex process by which glass is transformed into the finished product relies on the experience of skilled craftsmen, who carry out various operations: silver-coating, bending, decoration, fusion, engraving, grinding and carving. A glassworking professional, capable of predicting, quantifying, controlling and finding the right alternatives in every single case.
During the bending process, the master craftsman’s experience and his ability to work in perfect harmony with the furnace operator are fundamental for controlling the shapes produced and the success of the operation. In spite of the state-of-the-art technology used to forge it, the finished item is unique: a crafted work of art. Therefore, at Fiam the master craftsman is considered just as important as the designer in the piece’s creation.

Research

Hand-in-hand with its innovation in design, Livi has always invested heavily in innovation in technology. Industrially produced glass reaches FIAM in the form of sheets. After the initial cutting, grinding and milling stages, the sheet is ready for bending, a process which starts with preheating to 630 degrees. It is fundamental for the glass’s temperature to be absolutely uniform during this stage, because even tiny differences cause the sheet to break. At less than 600 degrees, the vitreous mass crystallises and can no longer be moulded, while at a higher temperature it may become too free-flowing. To deal with these problems, over the years and as technology evolved, the small natural gas-fired bending furnace used to process the glass was replaced with another, larger, oil-fired one, and then by another powered by electricity, to guarantee better control of temperatures and the transformation of the heat from static to dynamic. Instead of refractory bricks, nowadays insulation is provided by high-tech ceramic insulating tiles of the kind also used on the space shuttles. Originally made from clay, the die is now produced in thermal steel. Fiam has now reached its seventh generation of glass bending plants: the master glass craftsman is now assisted by ground-breaking technologies in terms of both instruments and materials, enabling the company to rise to the increasingly challenging demands of the Designers who wish to work with this peerless material.

England And Wales (I.O.W. included)

All items qualify for free standard delivery and orders over £10,000 include free Platinum delivery.
For Item/Items totalling less than £10,000 the charge for Platinum delivery is £250.00.

Scotland, Channel Islands and Northern Island

For Item/Items totalling less than £1,000 the charge for Standard delivery is £49.00
For Item/Items totalling between £1,000 & £5,000 the charge for Standard delivery is £149.00
For Item/Items totalling over £5,000 the charge for Standard delivery is £239.00.
Platinum delivery is available on orders totalling more than £10,000 – price on application.

International shipping

Please contact us for a quotation.

Standard Delivery

Standard Delivery includes courier to door service. All our products are special and we will carry out all deliveries with care and respect. Please note Standard Delivery does not include unwrapping or fitting of products. All deliveries will require a signature on receipt.

Platinum Delivery Service – available to deliveries in England and Wales

All the items on Everything But Ordinary are special, and some customers prefer a higher level of delivery service. For this higher level Platinum Delivery Service, we will contact you to arrange a convenient delivery slot, then deliver the item to the room of your choice, unwrap the items and remove the packaging. Please Note: This is a delivery service only. No fixing service is included.

Delivery price quoted assumes adequate access. It is the customer’s responsibility to advise of any restrictions. If the customer is not available to accept delivery at the agreed time, a repeat delivery charge may be applied. All deliveries will require a signature on receipt.

Approximate Delivery Times From Order

All items delivery times are stated within the product details. These timescales may be increased due to the European factory holidays in the summer and at Christmas.

We will do our best to give you a reasonably accurate estimate of delivery dates and as soon as we have received the item, and it has passed our quality checks. If you have any questions or require expedited delivery for a special occasion please do contact us prior to the completion of your order.

Geographical Restrictions

UK Mainland excludes Scottish Highlands and Islands, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands. For delivery to these locations additional charges will apply. Please contact us for a quotation before placing your order.

Worldwide Shipping

Everything But Ordinary are specialists in delivering exclusive and bespoke products to architects, interior designers and residential clients across the globe. Please contact us for purchasing and shipping arrangements. Our preferred international logistics partner is DHL Global Forwarding.

Delivery Delays

The products displayed on Everything But Ordinary are from manufacturers renowned for producing quality products, but should we receive something that has slipped through their quality control, there may be a delay with your delivery while we await a replacement.

Should this be the case, we will let you know as soon as possible. We will try to accommodate specific delivery arrangements wherever possible, however we are not responsible for delays in delivery which are beyond our control. Everything But Ordinary will not be responsible for any subsequent loss or expense caused due to a delay in delivery for whatever reason.

Returns and Refunds

Please note that all of our products are made to order and therefore changes cannot be made once the order has been fully processed nor can the item be cancelled or returned.

Processing takes 48 hours, therefore if you have any changes, concerns or cancellations please contact us as soon as possible – but within 48 hours of submitting your order.

Therefore please be very sure before you place your order that the item and finish is right for your needs and that you have checked all dimensions to ensure that it will fit through all access areas to, as well as in the final position.

Items that are available for purchase are not held in stock, this is due to their exclusive and bespoke nature. Upon receiving your order, following the 48 hour processing, instructions are sent to the supplier/factory to undertake and progress creation of your order. As such, given the tailored nature of this service, cancellation or returns are regrettably not accepted following the 48 hour processing on these items.

Refunds

Orders must be cancelled within 48 hours.  To cancel an order please call us on 01425 273600 or email enquires@everythingbutordinary.co.uk

We will process the refund and funds will be credited to the payment card used to make the order.

Returns

Where stated, some standard products can be returned or exchanged please check the product description for product details. The product you return must be in new, unused, condition with all the original packaging unmarked and the product tags still attached and undamaged. New and unused means that there are no marks on the item or signs of any wear. We will not accept any item with any indication that it was used. In such cases, the item will be returned to the purchaser. Goods can be returned to our showroom or, if required, we can arrange for the unwanted product to be collected at your cost. The cost of returning any unwanted products will be the responsibility of the buyer. Please ensure you keep all the original packaging and carefully repackage the item for transit as it is also the buyer’s responsibility to insure the goods for transit.

In the unlikely and exceptional event that items are received damaged please contact us immediately. Transportation charges will be charged each time the Customer accepts a returns collection date but then subsequently fails to meet it. The value of all accurately returned products will be credited to the original purchaser’s payment card minus any relevant collection charges. The same procedure and guidelines should be followed if you would like to exchange your order but, again, collection and re-delivery charges will apply if required and any necessary revised payments processed.

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