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foodOn Thursday 17th November, we celebrated the launch of our Shirin Guild Gilim carpet range, new cashmere and CapHat collections. Friends and designers joined us for the Cocktail evening which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Continue reading to see some of the new range and a get a taste of our evening.

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October was a busy time for Mint as our White Canvas exhibition continued, but some of the Mint team were lucky to travel to Prague to visit the 2016 DesignBlok which ran from 27th – 31st October. Owner Lina was honoured to be chosen to speak at the event along with a panel of high-flyers in the design world. The panel of 16 also judged the Diploma Selection Awards for the Product Design graduate finalists.

Continue reading to see some snapshots from the trip, enjoy!

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On September 22nd friends and designers joined to celebrate the Private View of White Canvas for LDF16, the Brompton Design District was bustling with activity! Please enjoy this short film by Emiliano Verrocchio that captures the evening at Mint perfectly.

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Mint is proud to have been featured in ‘London Precincts: A Curated Guide to the City’s Best Shops, Eateries, Bars and Other Hangouts.’

As well as including Mint as a ‘must see’ spot in South Kensington, Fiona McCarthy spoke to Mint’s founder, Lina Kanafani, to find the best local hidden gems.

Continue reading to see more!

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On Thursday 22nd September, we celebrated the Private View of White Canvas, with designers, friends and creatives. Continue reading to see a taste of our evening!

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As LDF approached, Elle Decor Italia quizzed our very own Lina Kanafani with questions about contemporary design, Mint’s goals, designers, ambitions for LDF and how social change is affecting the design world.

Continue reading to see the full interview, with some poignant and relevant advice!

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As LDF16 draws to a close, we take a moment to review Mint’s recent Press coverage. Continue reading to see more!

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2016 is the 10th anniversary of the London Design Festival’s first Design District. Brompton’s cluster of iconic design retailers and global brands joined forces in 2006 with local cultural institutions to foster a space where new design can flourish.

Mint is proud to be part of the iconic district, and look forward to seeing what the District presents for this year’s London Design Festival.

Continue reading to see the must see venues!

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For the London Design Festival 2016, Lina Kanafani curates ‘White Canvas,’ focusing on innovative designers whose approach is highly individualistic. Over 50 new and established designers have been chosen for their unique handcrafted skills working in a broad range of mediums. Such creative processes invariably result in compelling and collectable pieces.

Cast alongside these examples of design excellence are experimental pieces by new graduates handpicked from Milan and UK graduate shows, where innovation, technique and surprise are the main criteria.

The exhibition opens from 10.30am tomorrow, Saturday 17th, and runs until Friday 30th September 2016.

We look forward to seeing you all during the festival!

final general invite

 

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1aEllie Birkhead is a recent 3D Design & Craft graduate from the University of Brighton. Having a strong interest in the lost art of Craftsmanship, Ellie has drawn attention to the declining brush-making industry in her pieces featured at Mint’s LDF15 exhibition, Twisting Tradition.

Continue reading to find out more about the pieces, and see more of her work.

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