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How to position your NOBI leather strapped captain's mirror

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Many clients ask how they should position their leather strapped mirror on their wall.  The best advice to determine optimal hanging length is to mock up the mirror on your wall before hanging it.  Using this easy "masking tape" technique, you can better visualize how the final mirror will look on your wall:

 Use masking tape technique to approximate hanging height and position

Use masking tape technique to approximate hanging height and position

1. Cut out a circular piece of cardboard or newspaper that is the size of the mirror 24" or 32"

2. Tape the cardboard on the wall you plan to hang the mirror.

3. Using masking tape, tape the shape of the strap on the wall.  You can adjust the tape to your desired length and shape.  Keep in mind that you should leave some space above the peg (it won't look good if your hanging peg is too close to the ceiling).  You should also consider the shape of the "triangle" above the mirror. Play with the masking tape to figure out your desired proportions.  

 Play with strap positions to find your desired proportions. 

Play with strap positions to find your desired proportions. 

* Other considerations:

- Do you have a console table or a bathroom vanity under the mirror? Make sure you mark the height of any furniture of fixtures that is under the mirror. 

- How tall is your partner or spouse? Are you hanging the mirror so your partner, who might be much taller or shorter than you can both use the mirror? ie, make sure the height of the mirror doesn't cut your partner's head off. 

4. Once you've decided your desired hanging shape on your wall. Measure the distance from the top of the peg to the bottom of the mirror. That is your "hanging height."  You can tell me your desired hanging height and your NOBI mirror can be made to your desired hanging height.  Simply send me a message when you check out with this distance. 

Happy hanging!

 

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See what others are saying about NOBI Leather Hanging Mirrors

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Here are some pictures from happy NOBI Mirror clients all over the world. 

"Gorgeous Mirror! We are beyond thrilled with the finished product!" - Wendy
This mirror looks great in my bathroom! It was so easy to install with really clear instructions. - Jessica M.
 Gorgeous black and white marble bathroom in London

Gorgeous black and white marble bathroom in London

DEVINE!! So So beautiful, and very helpful. One of our fave pieces in our house. Love love love - Tiarne
 Dual NOBI Mirrors in Black with Silver Hardware and Silver Peg in Australia

Dual NOBI Mirrors in Black with Silver Hardware and Silver Peg in Australia

What a great idea and amazing product! I was really happy with the final product. Great alternative for the Adnet mirrors. - Sarah Watts
 A beautiful dinning room in San Francisco with mid century modern molded chairs and vintage Hermes scarf.

A beautiful dinning room in San Francisco with mid century modern molded chairs and vintage Hermes scarf.

I really loved the straps for the mirror. It looks, feels and smells high end (because it is high end!) Very well done on the attention to detail. I would definitely recommend. - Sisikler
 NOBI Mirror used as a bathroom vanity mirror on a beautiful wooden wall. 

NOBI Mirror used as a bathroom vanity mirror on a beautiful wooden wall. 

Shipped quickly and was easy to put together! Looks perfect in my newly remodeled bathroom! - Kathleen
 A clean and modern entry is a perfect fit for the NOBI Mirror in Tan. 

A clean and modern entry is a perfect fit for the NOBI Mirror in Tan. 

Beautiful mirror strap! Instructions for assembling and hanging are excellent.- Nicole
 A beautiful view of Madrid to go with the beautiful Nobi Mirror.

A beautiful view of Madrid to go with the beautiful Nobi Mirror.

Goodness! This is one of my favorite transformations! Very nice quality leather and not a stitch out of place. I love it!! Easy set up to the mirror. No fuss, no muss. - Addie

Inspiration and History of Leather Strapped Mirror

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Leather Strapped Mirror in luscious brown leather is inspired by the iconic design of Jacques Adnet of the 1920's.  The simple round shape combined with the hanging leather strap harkens back to the classic design of that era.  It combines a hint of equestrian charm with a bit of masculine modernity.  Combined with brass hardware and vintage sourced knobs, this will surely make a great statement piece in your entryway or any room of the house.  

Art Deco ‎is an eclectic artistic and design style that began in Paris in the 1920s and flourished internationally throughout the 1930s, into the World War II era.

Jacques Adnet is a furniture designer best known for his Art Deco Modernist designs and an icon of French Modernism.  Known for his avant-garde designs, Adnet was one of the first to integrate metal and glass in the structure and decoration of furniture. His style is the epitome of luxury.

In 1950, Adnet formed a partnership with the French fashion house, Hermes, where he developed a collection of leather-covered furniture and interior accessories. Accordingly, he made a round leather mirror with brass hinges. Besides the remarkable leather and brass details, the mirror is also unique as the strap that holds the mirror is in direct proportion to the dimension of the mirror.

Jacques Adnet (1900 - 1984) was a French architect and Art Deco Modernist designer and an icon of luxurious French Modernism. After completing his studies at the Municipal School of Design in Auxerre and the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs, Adnet established the company, JJ Adnet with his twin brother Jean. In 1925, Adnet was recognized as one of the most promising young designers at both the Salon d'Automne and Les Expositions des Arts Decoratifs. As well as designing furniture and mirrors, Adnet designed apartments and offices for numerous clients, including the French President and Unesco.

    

  The modern updated version sold by Gobi runs for about $1000.

The modern updated version sold by Gobi runs for about $1000.


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  The original design of the mirror dates back to the Art Deco era.  The images shown are some of his original mirrors from 1st dibs (the original mirrors run about $3500).

The original design of the mirror dates back to the Art Deco era.  The images shown are some of his original mirrors from 1st dibs (the original mirrors run about $3500).

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