Tristan Girard the creator of the Constructed Nature series seeks to deconstruct our understanding of when raw materials in nature become objects. His relationship with nature is ultimately in competition with God, so he questions how we perceive nature now given that materials are in essence the final product in themselves. Perhaps, he is suggesting by employing a 3D scanner that he will retain the beauty of nature as it exists, whilst simultaneously giving the piece of wood purpose outside of its natural habitat. Check out the video below and continue ready to see some examples of Tristan’s work.Read More
One of my favourite exhibitions we saw during this years Milan Salone was the ECAL ‘Delirious Home’ exhibition. The ingenious , yet humorous inventions that were being shown in the ECAL space varied from a clock that can mimic your arm movements to a collection of screaming cacti! To understand a little more please watch the video below.Read More
To all our friends within the press and publishing industry,
Please put Thursday 12th of June in your diaries as Mint will be taking part in the annual Brompton Design District press day. If you are new to Mint please bring along your business card so I can add you to the press contact list and you will then receive all of our future press releases. If you continue scrolling down the Mint News page you will see various posts about our current exhibition ‘Light Reflections’ which celebrates the unique and hand-crafted.Read More
Another Italian haven we explored during this years Milan Salone was the unique and humbling space of Mari n’ Co. This family run catering space has been a priority spot for Mint since we were first invited back in 2012. Mari n’ Co has been the chosen location for many high profile exhibitions and fashion shows as the large atmospheric space lends itself well to these functions. During our visit, we were treated to a selection of freshly picked vegetables, moist riccotta cheese and a chickpea and calamari broth ! I personally cannot wait until our next visit !Read More
Our photographer Inge Clemente was at Mint last week and captured some beautiful images of our ‘Light Reflections’ exhibition. Please continue on to see the current collection on display at Mint. If you have questions about any of the pieces shown please don’t hesitate to get in touch at email@example.com.Read More
One of the most enjoyable exhibitions we visited during our time in Milan was the ‘Baas is in Town’ show in the newest area of the Salone, 5VIE. The whole Baas team spent over 3 weeks prior to the Salone presentation to prepare and assemble the pieces being exhibited. As the exhibition was fabricated on site, Baas tells how the pieces were intended to look good in photographs and look intentionally unfinished in the flesh. Continue reading to see a selection of the quirky products on display. Enjoy !!!
‘Bla Bla Bla’ light installation at the Garage, Maarten Baas Milan 2014Read More
Following a successful opening evening last night, Mint’s new Spring exhibition Light Reflections is now open. The annual springtime show will showcase a carefully curated selection of work from over 25 designers with the focus on material and the exciting processes the designers go through to hand craft their unique works. Light Reflections opens Friday 9th of May and will run until Saturday 31st of May.Read More
Well we hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing time over the Easter. The Mint team were lucky enough to have been amongst the thousands of visitors who descended upon this years Salone in Milan. Over the coming week I will be updating the blog with various posts on the design related sights seen during our time in sunny Milan.
Top left : Duomo Cathedral in Milan / Top right : Installation by Head Haute e’cole d’art & design Geneve / Bottom left : Lina with a delicious gelato / Bottom right : Richard Hutton’s Layer Cloud Chair designed for Kvadrat installationRead More
In the May Issue of Homes & Garden, our very own Lina Kanafani divulges the details on her career and what drove her to become one of the most admired design curators of our time. If you have any questions about the information provided in the interview or if any of the items in the photograph catch you eye please don’t hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More
This month saw the welcomed return of the Homes & Gardens S/S Trend Supplement. A supplemental magazine full of on-trend furniture and accessories, including your truly ! Continue reading on for a brief introduction to the stylists that were involved in this exciting and avant-garde project !Read More