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).
When it comes to smaller items, we don't hang around.
From our own, white-glove service for delivering larger pieces in the UK and Ireland, to our courier and international partners, rest assured that we’ve done everything we can to make sure your order gets to you on time and in one, perfect piece.
Delivery’s also entirely free if you’re in the UK and spend over £50 (or €100 in Ireland).
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.
The joy of sitting in
Ways to rekindle the joy of an evening in, from the practical (choosing the perfect seat), to the fun (setting up a home cinema) to the emotive (why ‘hygge’ is still relevant).