LE STADE DU MIROIR

May 29, 2017 10:59:24 AM


See what you could not see.

The best wayto focus on yourself is to see yourself in front of you, Brot mirror designed its mirrors like cocoons. designed to allow you to see yourself from all angles and to correct what you do not always see.

La Barbière, manufactured for more than 100 years, Miroir Brot invites you to live a refined experience of another time with its traditional bearded brass dish, surmounted by a 3-sided adjustable mirror and its central magnifying glass. It will seduce a clientele with sharpest tastes.

More intimate, the prestigious"Intimité"  is a real cocoon with its central magnifying and illuminating mirror, its 2 flat side mirrors constituting a three-sided mirror. A practical and elegant mirro for your bedroom, that will make you feel perfect everytime you use it.

A star is born…

Looking at yourself in a mirror, it's also a moment to imagine movie star or song ... and the opportunity to unleash your potential and charm.

A 5-sided illuminating vanity mirror on a glass base, the Mirror Star completely justifies its name. This exceptional piece with the 
LED lighting features attract, the time of a make-up session, all the lights on you.

It's up to you now to enter in the light!

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ADMIRABLES MIROIRS

May 29, 2017 10:49:03 AM


The ritual that reflects you.

Whether it's morning before going to work or a final touch-up makeup before going out in the evening, everyone has his beauty ritual in front of his mirror. One more reason to select the mirror that best suits your needs.

  

Perfect for your bathroom or bedroom, Mon Beau Miroir is the upscale mirror par excellence. Double-sided lighted with magnifying insert, this prestigious mirror represents all the know-how of the Brot mirror. It will be the element of refined decoration of your interiors.

And there was light…

If a mirror is the ideal decorative object for a beauty rituals, but do not forget its role to beautify your pieces.

Thus, nothing is worth the classics. With the Classique 140, Miroir Brot invites you to renew the tradition of the great mirror. Whether it is placed in an entrance to adjust its look, hung on a fireplace for its look, or positioned in front of a window to enlarge a room, it is THE beauty ritual of ... your home.

 

Cocteau said: "The mirrors should think a little bit morebefore sending the images back" 

That turns out well because Miroir Brot designed and made his mirrors to send you the most beautiful reflection.

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Mirrors History

Jan 17, 2017 10:44:13 AM


The first mirrors ...

Dated from 6000 BC and found in Anatolia, the first manufactured mirrors were pieces of polished stone such as obsidian, a natural volcanic glass. Then, more reflective mirrors were created from copper or polished bronze in Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt and China between 4000 and 2000 years BC. J-C.

The mirror becomes mythic

During the Greek antiquity, the antique mirror is a small bronze disc, domed, placed on a foot or equipped with a handle. According to Socrates, this auxiliary of the "know you, thyself" leads to surpass himself, and to triumph over his vices and weaknesses.

For Seneca, the mirror leads man to put his actions in harmony with his image. The reflection of his own white hair allows him to accept death better. But in practice, men have diverted the lesson from the mirror: Instead of seeing each other, they admired each other. Thus, in mythology, Narcissus yielded to the contemplation of his reflection in the water. In love with himself, he died of despair.

What do the mirrors hide?

In the Middle Ages appeared the glass mirror

A luxury item in a gold or silver frame that will also be subject to all fantasies.

For the Church, the use of the mirror has a double symbolism. It facilitates introspection which is then a salutary moral function ... But, it is also considered as an object mystifying the reality: Grossing, deforming and fragmenting the reflection of men.

Later, the Inquisition will judge the mirror as the favourite paraphernalia of the witches.

Divinations, revelations, spell, he would also enclose demons and possess it would make of his owner, a heretic; at least it is said...

The Golden Age of the Mirror

The apology of the appearance knew its apotheosis in the seventeenth century

 

Glass craftsmen then developed new processes, notably using blown glass. The best artisans are then found in Venice on the island of Murano, where glassmakers develop a material as clear as rock crystal, which makes the mirror more brilliant.

In France, the technique known as flowing, make possible to obtain mirrors of quality in large dimensions.

The Versailles Gallery of Mirrors is the best example, and the Royal Manufacture of glasses and mirrors founded in 1665 was the main manufacturer.The mirror then becomes an object of goldsmithing, a symbol of wealth and power.

Our mirrors, reflections of our societies?

During the 20th century, table top mirrors became a standard, part of the bedroom and bathroom. Mirrors will play a crucial and everyday role in our consumer society.


The look of others and the concern of the given image become marketing arguments used by brands.

Magnifying, luminous or custom-made, the mirror allows to apply facial cosmetic treatments and to change the dress look according to its silhouette.

While for centuries, the mirror sometimes seems to play with men, we can rather wonder how men will play with mirrors in the future ... Mirrors always invite to think.

                             

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The magnifying mirrors are available in different forms (round, oval or rectangular) and under different functionality (lighted or unlighted).

Where would like to buy a magnifying mirror ?

One of the first questions to ask yourself when you would like to buy a magnifying mirror is where to use it? The magnifying mirror found generally is place close to bathrooms/restrooms sinks or in the bedrooms as “Coiffeuse” a dressing table.

The magnifying mirror in bathrooms/restrooms is most of the time wall-mounted, to be used for an everyday usage. The magnifying table top mirror used on a dressing table is the perfect make-up tool.

How to use and install a magnifying mirror 

For a good use of a magnifying mirror, the user should stand at about 15-25 cm of the mirror

The wall mounted mirrors are available in 3 forms: swivel, single arm and double arms.

The swivel mirrors are used in the bathrooms/restrooms that have a limited space or when they do have a specific place for the mirror that allow the user to be close to it. 

The single and double arms mirrors are often place on the on the left or right side wall, we strongly recommend to measure the width of the bathroom sinks to determine if you need an single or double arm mirror. 

The double arms mirror provides a flexibility of use and allows you to adjust the distance and orientation. This allows an ease personal use. A very important advantage when several people are required to handle this mirror. 

It is also important to well position the height of the mirror, we do recommend a fixation at 1m50 (4’ 11”) – 1m55 (5’1”) from the floor (French average).

Lighted or Unlighted magnifying mirror ?

A magnifying mirror becomes an indispensable tool, when usage is become a pleasure.

An abundant of light on the mirror is necessary 

A room that benefit from natural daylight does not require a lighted mirror.

It is also recommended to position the dressing table close to a window to obtain a good quality of light.

On the other hand a mirror with a good light have it advantage. Our lighted mirrors are fitted with compact fluorescent bulbs specially adapted for a smooth but effective light. This allow the user to use it without being dazzled

 We developed this year a lighted mirror with an LED light white of higher intensity

 

Which type of glass and magnification for your miror ?


The quality of glass for a magnifying mirror is essential! 

Miroir Brot® offer two type of magnifying glass

The standard magnification glasses are made with the silvered glass shaped. The magnification is obtained by molding the glass concavely.

The optical glasses are manufactured with a high quality glass extra clear. The magnifications on this type of glass are obtained by a machining process used also for microscopes and telescopes lenses.

This specific process allow to obtain a perfect reflect without distortion. 

The choice of magnification is personal, everyone finds his own comfort

Important points to be considered are:

For shaving, a magnification 3X or 5X

For an everyday makeup: a magnification 5X, Optical 3O, Optical 7O

For facial care, a magnification Optical 7O, Optical 7X, 9X

 

Which design and finish color for your magnifying mirror ?

Miroir Brot® has a large adaptable range of products for different interior designs

 

Our « Retros » model with his classic and elegant design goes into the Brot® tradition.

 


 

The contemporary decorations integrate our range of mirrors "Classiques", its simple curves and elegance shall slide to your interior.

 

 

For an urbanist decoration, we recommend our line of mirrors “Urban” that include models with masculine character and design.

 


Miroir Brot has also fulfilled models for modern decoration with his “Design” line, this refined line keep the elegance and the know-how of the Miroir Brot®

 

Our mirrors are available in Chrome, Nickel, Gold and Satin Nickel. 

 

Concerning the dressing table top mirrors, the choice of the finish color will depend of your interior design or your taste.

The light (cold) colors, more in the actual modern trend, will guide you to chrome or a nickel finish.

In a room with darker (warm) colors with a more traditional decoration, your choice will go more for a gold finish that will bring to your dressing table a final luxury French touch that you deserve.

 

The Miroir BROT® expertise 

The Miroir BROT® mirrors are made in France with high quality of materials, of French origin. We offer you products that remains beside you for a lifetime.

 

The housekeepers and technicians of the most prestigious hotels around the world are choosing BROT mirrors due to their robustness and ease of maintenance. 

Our customer service is available to our customers for any spare parts needed.

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Miroir Brot and the Cinéma

Oct 5, 2015 10:59:20 AM


The presence of the mirror in the cinema

As emphasized by Andy Warhol:

"The mirror has always been an accomplice to the cinema, playing there for as much symboliquesque narrative roles. Conniving with the viewer, it returns an image and draws him to the interior spaces. Who can deny the strong symbolic power of the mirror? "

The performance of Robert DeNiro attacking his own reflection in Taxi Driver at the prominent place in the different tales like Snow White or Beauty and Beast, the mirror became a place in the heart of the 7th art.

 

The magnifying mirror "Star" inspired film

The influence of cinema on our products is transcribed in our "Star".

This triptych mirror has all the codes and ingenuity of Parisian elegance.

 

With LED technology combined with a sleek, upscale design, you will find the sensation of actors doing makeup before shooting a scene.

 

STAR before this mirror, super bright triptych, you will be such a star installed under the light! 

Discover the mirror “Star”

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