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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Yes or No? Mirrored Malm


IKEA recently introduced a mirror-finish version of its iconic Malm 3-drawer chest. It sells at nearly 4 times the price of the original.

Yes or No?

15 comments:

Keri said...

price, not so much. But I like the glamour of a good mirrored piece.

MyFavoriteFrenchAntiques said...

The straight lines and reflectiion really adds to the last room...love it with the black.

laurel said...

I feel it would be ridiculously hard to keep clean. One smudge and it's probably not nearly as attractive. Even so, I'd love one! :)

Sherri said...

I'm torn.

My Crafty Home Life said...

Ditto, love the look, but the price doesn't feel right for Ikea. It's like Target and the Nieman Marcus collection...good look, wrong platform.

Annie Smith said...

Not unless it comes with a lifetime supply of glass cleaner. And even then....all I can think about are fingerprints all over that thing!

PP@pimpmybricks.wordpress.com said...

Nup. Dust+fingerprints+laziness=dagsville.

artluvr said...

Actually, finding a mirrored piece with modern lines at less than an OMG price point is close to impossible. So, if this were actually mirrored, I would consider it. But, according to the product description, it is actually not glass, but a type of foil! I would bet that finish would not be very durable and even harder to clean than glass, not to mention that neither of the closest IKEA stores (which are 2 hrs each way as it is) have it in stock to look at. Sigh, moving on...

Interior Design Musings said...

I love the mirrored pieces, but I've been thinking for the last year that they are on the way out. Feeling that trend is reaching it's end - seeing lots of mirrored chests, side tables, etc. at Home Goods these days . . .

Camilla @ Designalogue said...

no thankyou.

court. said...

because it has such simple lines, the mirrored version looks very staten island. IF it had a teensy more architectural flair, ie a little more detailing, trim, etc to break up the mirror, it would be awesome.

and let's not even go there with the fingerprints.

jason said...

mmm...I don't know. I feel like I ought to like it, but I just don't. It looks too much like particle board furniture covered in mirror. Imagine that.

The Down East Dilettante said...

oh, all these practical people, worrying about keeping it clean---that's small price to pay for a little sparkle

As for mirror being on the way out---never---it may take different forms--one year a mirrored screen, another a disco ball---but there's nothing else like it in all its myriad forms to enliven a room.

That said, I think this piece is a bit dead. It's better in wood. Just doesn't have 'it'

Cathy said...

Like it... but would love it if it was in a smoked glass....and for keeping it clean...we have to clean anyway.

kristina said...

LIKE, although I'm apprehensive about the designer imposter mirror effect finish. Can't wait to see it in person and fingerprint it all up with my filthy hands.

Kristina
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