Monthly Archives: December 2011

Le Morandine 

Mint is pleased to present a range of gorgeous colour tones this wintry season! Le Morandine are a series of beautiful, variously-shaped, hand-made candles that are inspired by the works of acclaimed Bolognese artist Giorgio Morandi. Giorgio Morandi was a forerunner of Minimalism best known for the subtle tones of around 1000 oil still lifes depicting bottles, vases, jugs and bowls.

Giorgio Morandi Still Life

Like the every­day objects in Morandi’s paint­ings, Le Moran­dine comes in muted colours with a chalky opac­ity. it comes in a set of 4 in which you can determine your own arrangement/compositions! Sonia Pedrazzini presents this project as trib­ute to the artist and an invi­ta­tion to get to know his opera; it includes a pat­tern and a stylised repro­duc­tion of the fig­ures sketched by Morandi as a tem­plate for the per­fect composition.

Le Morandine on display at Mint

Available for sale at Mint, each set of can­dles are fash­ioned from qual­ity mate­ri­als and smartly pack­aged in recy­cled card. Don’t miss out on this one!


Dear Mint Readers,

At first glance, you would immediately assume that they’re made of concrete. And who could blame you? Visually, everything about it resembles concrete; cold, grey and solid.

Kami Pots

The truth is, the Kami Pots and Lights are made from 100% biodegradable cellulose, an enormously solid and light material.

This most abundant natural raw material is transformed into objects for daily use by simple air drying. The Kami collection of pots and home lighting encourage a new way of thinking in eco-friendly lifestyle products.

Kami Pots at Mint 

Close up of Kami Pot

Ett La Benn was founded in 2007, and is managed by Oliver Bischoff and Danilo Dürler. The company deals in furniture design, brand architecture and consulting for foodmarket and retail concepts.

Kami Lights

Kami Light at Mint

Driven by innovation and a high aesthetic aspiration, Ett La Benn aims to transform innovative ideas into reality, using the latest materials, production technologies, ecological developments and creative trends.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Stay tuned for news of what we have planned for Christmas!