THE MONSTER IN THE MIRROR
Design duo Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman, founders of the design firm Interware, decided to draw on the fear that rises from unacknowledged feelings within. The Monster in the Mirror challenges people to confront their fears head-on. “The idea is to make peace with the monster within, so you can live with it,” says Galante.
Part of the inspiration also came from Japanese kaiju monsters. “Kaiju monsters are here to talk about the mistakes that humans make; they have both good and bad traits,” says Galante.
Both ideas are manifested in a mirror featuring triangular scales in pale green and eyeballs in pale pink. “It’s about reflections and multifaceted concepts, telling several stories at once,” says Lancman.