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“Art that can be used.”
Review of Mirror House

Mirror House
Ranked #4 of 54 things to do in Kuwait City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Tours by appointment only! The Only House in the World entirely covered with Mirror Mosaic by a single artist! The Mirror House, also called, The Khalifa & Lidia Qattan Art Museum, is the residence of the Pioneer Kuwaiti Artist, Khalifa Qattan, and his wife Lidia, both artists whom have opened their house and art galleries to share their unique art with people from around the world. The artist and creator of the Mirror House, Lidia Qattan, still gives personal tours of her magical house, which is in reality a wonderful journey of exploration.
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Not every day one is allowed to touch, sit or even walk on art. The Mirror House is a place to see, that is for sure. You will get told the reason why she started the mosaics and you will love to listen to her stories with a cinnamon tea in your hand. The mirror mosaics are everywhere, walls, ceiling, floor, doors, seating arrangements, tables, kitchen sink, downstairs, stairs, even in the elevator. Upstairs is another world, as she put it. Artwork from her late husband, other artists and of herself is there to see. Apart from her mosaics in mirrors, she does also sculptures. These are built for a use. Candle holder, table lamp, all sorts of uses. If you like it, some of the exhibitions are even for sale. The tour is also children friendly, feel free to take the whole family.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ThiloCzech
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

We went there last night and I was really amazed. So much hard work has been put into this place. Replacing walls with broken mirrors and mosaic mirrors. It is a must see if you are visiting Kuwait. You need to call and make an appointment but well worth it to see this place.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank zzpollyanna
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Its kind of meditation. Its creative, out of the box, hard work and love.
The lady is very well mannered and hospitable.
One of the nicest place in Kuwait to visit without a doubt

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Vashishtha S
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

Amazing mosaic art made of mirrors. Madam Lidia is great, welcoming and so talented for making her house of mirror. She is cool and very artistic. Her and her late husband's artworks must be visit in Kuwait. It was so interesting knowing the story of each mirror designed and stick all over plus the recycling, invasion time and her love story :).. My favorite part is the stairs!.. It is great to pass a couple of hours to know more about Kuwait old times. It is always cool to take you back in 1960's. Your 2 hours is really worth.. Please do not forget to call for appointment.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank FarahMagsino
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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Don't be afraid to phone for an appointment, you will be made to feel so welcome. Open your mind to dream and enjoy the beauty of mirrors, art and sculptures. Enjoy the hospitality and positive energy of this lovely artist.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank bellg63
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