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The Crittall Mirror

Crittall windows aren’t new by any means, they span three centuries. First invented in the 1880s, the first steel windows were manufactured, under the ownership of Francis Henry Crittall in 1884. A VERY quick design history lesson for you right there. Metal-framed windows are back with avengance, what with all things vintage and industrial rocking the design world right now. The resurgence of all things Crittall (steel framed glazing) in the 21st Century is no surprise what with their graphic, minimal frames feeling über contemporary whilst adding some architectural elegance and structure to a room. Arcadia Antiques Here’s an original Crittall window from the 1800’s, now reglazed with small panels of mirror. Absolutely stunning. But for £1500, it’s not an impulse purchase by any means. It’s a real design-head’s purchase which would equally be right at home in a swanky apartment or period property. Or cool bar/restaurant… bloody hipsters. So how do you get this look at home without selling your car? Crittall mirrors are the more affordable way of adding this iconic design to your interiors. They …