In Paris, the best inspiration is sometimes just a good walk. The Quintette relies on a stylized leaf design similar to terra cotta tiles on the façade of a 1930s apartment building. From that small detail, the tucked away memory of a curious glance, Thomas Pheasant conceived of something large, elegant, and altogether different in shape. The five-sided blossom is used for both the decorative outer frame and the plain glass mirror - with the latter rotated just enough to create its own sense of symmetry. Each panel appears in relief. Overall, the mirror has a surprising amount of dimension, and it projects out in a dish-like effect away from the center.
With that dimension, high relief, and important scale, the Quintette probably requires something substantial to visually anchor it. That might be a credenza, a fireplace, or an architectural element.