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J. Robert Scott Gets Design Patent for Mirror

Furniture and accessories supplier J. Robert Scott has received a design patent for its Shards mirror from the U.S. Patent Office.

The patent was issued to designer Sally Sirkin Lewis for the beveled mirror which is comprised of matte and polished stainless steel bars in various lengths, in a polished stainless steel frame.  The random spacing and placement of the bars is the result of a “happy accident”, Lewis said.

While the cardboard prototype was laid out, with the bars in an organized basket weave pattern, Lewis bumped into the frame and skewed the bars in a new orientation. The new look was visually interesting and complex.

“This is one of those instances in which the unexpected has turned out to be a truly new take on a design,” she said.

The Shards Mirror can be configured in a variety of frame shapes and is available in optional finishes.


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