The wood for Avington comes from the Paulownia tree. It’s by far the fastest growing, deciduous hardwood in the world, and a single plantation can be harvested several times, offering a sustainable, renewable source of timber. You can read all about the Paulownia tree on our journal.
Our Avington mirrors have relatively deep frames, but adding the gilding to the inside edge as a stark contrast to the black-painted outer really highlights this detail and creates a strong look. We chose a pale champagne-gold gilding rather than a true gold or silver because we feel it has more subtlety and is neither very traditional nor very contemporary.
A styling tip or two
This mirror is an ideal size for using in all sorts of places, from above a mantlepiece to propped up on a console or dressing table. You could use it above the sink in a bathroom, hang it in your hallway or arrange it in amongst wall art prints in a salon-style wall (its frame will coordinate with our St Mawes, River Thames and Veneto collections, which will create a pleasing sense of repetition when they’re combined).
Free for all orders over £50 (or €100 in Ireland).
If your order is available now, we’ll deliver it between 3-5 days of your order being placed.
If your order is not available straight away, an estimated date will be indicated above and at checkout. We’ll then get in touch nearer the estimated date to arrange a specific time.
We believe that returns should be easy, which is why we approach them with a ‘no quibble’ mindset. And, you’ll also have 28 days to do so – just in case you need time to mull things over.
Just so you know
Avington comes with a French cleat fixing that makes positioning it much easier, distributes its weight evenly so you can be sure it’s secure, and creates a snug fit with the wall. You’ll just need to supply your own screws and plugs to suit your wall type.