Woolly Winter Warmers…

Mint is pleased to have work from Olivia Lee and Alienor de Chambrier currently on display at Mint!

Stream of Light is a conceptual sofa made from four seperate items of furniture wrapped and bound in silk, wool and horse hair.

The sofa was built in response to a brief set by Vitra for the D&AD Student Awards 2008 competition.

Both Lee and de Chambrier graduated from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design.

“Our approach started with a re-examination of the sofa and it’s being defined as a piece of upholstered furniture,” explains Lee. “We took the idea of upholstery and started to play with other kinds of traditional craft techniques such as crochet and knit – exploring ways of making comfort part of structure as well.

“We also began collecting a huge array of unusual materials (including horse hair, uncarded wool and unwoven silk) which we felt would build on the uniqueness and eccentricity of the piece.

“It was quite an organic process with both Alienor and myself agreeing that it was almost as if we were having a dialogue with each other through our weaving.”

For more information and prices, please call us on +44 207 225 2228 or email us at sales@mintshop.co.uk

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