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With The London Design Festival now over mint is looking forward to some exciting new projects in the future.

One of the first being the extension of our time at 5 Egerton Terrace. Mint’s mini guerrilla store will now be open until the end of Oct and we have completely re-styled the space, installing some classic mint finishing touches.

Our residency in SW3 has been well received by press and public alike and we hope that if you are in the area you will come by and pay us a visit.

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noscrewnoglue

mint is proud to announce the launch of a handmade polished steel desk and chair by Dutch designer Joost Van Bleiswijk as part of his “No Screw No Glue Series”.

The chair consists of 6 parts and the desk of 34 parts, all hand finished stainless steel that slot into one another without glue, screws or welds. Both are available in a limited edition of 8, plus 2 artist proofs.

Below are a few comments from the designer:

“I find it interesting to work with construction methods to create forms that limit the possibilities of what I can design.
Then I come up with a shape and push those limitations.

The objects have a classical feel. This is because I draw inspiration from the past and create contemporary versions of long forgotten objects such as a writing desk, standing clock, hourglass and a chessboard.

These items have so much history that it’s very interesting to play with the archetypal outcome of hundreds of years of furniture design.”

mint will be celebrating the launch on Friday, October 12th 2007.

FreeHand

Ou FreeHand exhibition is still on at our main store on Wigmore Street. It will be finishing soon so if you haven’t already seen it you better hurry!

Wrongwoods by Richard Woods & Sebastian Wrong for Established and Sons.

Wrongwoods by Richard Woods & Sebastian Wrong for Established and Sons

Taking pride of place in the window at our Wigmore Street store is Giona. A new designs from Italian architect Michele de Lucchi

Giona by Michele de Lucchi

One of the successes of our FreeHand show was Fossili Moderni by Massimiliano Adami. A clever take on shelving utilising found objects, hand selected by the designer which are then set into polyurethane foam.

Fossili Moderni by Massimiliano Adami

The Bookinist armchair was exhibited at the Milan Furniture Fair earlier this year and is now on display at Mint’s Wigmore Street store.

Bookinist by Nils Holger Moormann

On show at Mint is Patricia Urquiola’s Shanghai Tip range which consists of a modular sofa available in varying sizes and designs, side tables and a selection of beautiful graphic print cushions.

Shanghai Tip sofa & cushions by Patricia Urquiola

Joiin by designer Susanne Philippson.

Joiin lighting by Susanne Philppson

Dutch design duo Kiki van Eijk and Joost van Bleiswijk are featured at our main store and on show are pieces from their Quality Time collection which they premiered in Milan earlier this year.

‘No Glue No Screw’ by Joost van Bleiswik & Soft Cabinet by Kiki van Eijk

All 8 of Danish designer Lene Toni Kjeld’s Wall Decoration range are still on show in the SW3 location.

Lene Toni Kjeld

Maxim Velcovsky’s unique collection for m i n t , Catastrophe has proved to be one of the talking points of the exhibtion. If you haven’t already seen them they are still on show at 70 Wigmore Street.

Catastrophe by Maxim Velcovsky

The Meterware table by Silke Wawro is constructed from vintage and contemporary pieces, joined together and then cut randomly. She has applied the same concept to a carpet made from recycled clothes which, just like the table, can be bought as long or as short as needed. The table is on show at Mint, SW3.

Meterware table & carpet by Silke Wawro for Volksware

Works by artist Paul Goodwin are still on show at m i n t. His has been the subject of numerous exhibitions internationally and exists in many public collections in the UK, Italy, Japan, Switzerland and Zimbabwe.

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Please keep logging on to our blog for up to the minute news of our future plans & projects. One of which will be an installation of work by Dutch designer Joost van Bleiswijk to run in conjunction with The Frieze Art Fair. More details to follow……..