Last week the winners of the illustrious Wallpaper* Design Awards were announced. I’m pleased to reveal that Minimalux are the winners of the ‘Best Grid‘ category with the sleek Hash bookshelf ! You can see the brass version – also available in polish steel- in situ now at Mint. Alternatively if you have any questions about the piece please contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
‘The Hash is a solid, free standing structure that is constructed from a mesh of 33 individual, precision milled and hand polished solid brass bars, all mechanically fastened together to form a visually enticing framework and resting place for books and magazines.’ The non-lacquered brass can be treated to keep it’s luxurious shine or can simply be left to gradually gain it’s own, unique patina.
Continue reading for more images of the expertly crafted brass bookshelf as well as the nominees article featured in this months issue of Wallpaper* magazine.
Some of the most intriguing objects we’ve come across over the years have been pieces of jewellery. These tiny treasures have always been welcome guests at Mint, especially during the design festival in September. Last year, we handpicked two graduates from CSM, Tresy Liaunardy and Charlotte Emily Fisher, to represent their craft.
As we have watched the nights draw in and the New Year finally approach we have found our selves reflecting on the past year. In 2014 Mint has celebrated its’ most successful year to date as well as its’ 15th birthday! We have scoured the UK for hidden design gems, and visited our usual international hot spots as well as a few new locations in search of the latest emerging talent. Lina was also invited to judge at two different awards: Designblok in Prague, and the Interieur Awards at the Biennale Interieur, Kortrijk in Belgium.
When I asked the Mint team what was their favourite trip of the year, it was unanimous . . . Prague !
The medieval ‘Astronomical Clock‘ is one of Prague’s best known landmarks. Located in the Old Town square.
From everyone at Mint we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope you have a magical time over the festive period. Below you will find Mint’s December & New Year opening hours, but don’t worry there is still plenty time for you to make that all important Christmas gift purchase !
Since it’s founding in 1998 Mint has been dedicated to showcasing the latest emerging talent, regularly commissioning artists and designers to create one off, exclusive and limited edition pieces From it’s first premises on Wigmore Street in Marylebone to it’s current location on North Terrace, Mint has developed into an established trendsetter months if not years ahead of the crowd. Mint’s creative merchandising brings together cutting edge, offbeat designs in a unique way that has become synonymous with the store’s identity. We’ve put together some of our favourite pieces from over the past 15 years. Continue reading for photographs of Mint over the years. Enjoy !1. Lenin’s Head 2. Tour Table 3. Spaghetti Vase 4. Nouveau Jug 5. Cellula Chandelier 6. Jig-Saw Mirror 7. Smoke Chaise Longue 8. Clay Chair 9. Jewels Chaise Longue 10. No Screw No Glue Desk 11. Storm in a Teacup 12. Centipede Bench 13. Resin Candelabra 14. Bird Light 15. Venetian Oak Side Table.
If you have any questions about any of the products featured above please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on the contact details below.