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Dear Mint Readers,

It has been a long time coming but it finally feels like Spring is upon us. And to celebrate this glorious revelation, we present these beautiful Stacking Vessels by Pia Wustenberg.

The Stacking Vessels are a series of functional sculptures for the home. Each Vessel consists of three individual containers and each part is made from a different materials using craft processes. The hot glass is the connecting part between the ceramic and wood.

 We are also pleased to present them in the March issue of Wallpaper* Magazine!  Do have a look at them in the article titled NOMAD’S LAND. In case you are unable to get your hands on them, please have a look at the article below.

The Stacking Vessels are now on display at Mint on one of our favourite dining tables.

To view the process of how the Stacking Vessels are made, please click on the link below:

 http://www.piadesign.eu/piadesign.eu/Video_Stacking_Vessel.html

Perfect for any home, the full series of Pink, Green, Blue and Yellow vessels are available at Mint now so don’t miss it!

A wealth of warm colours has never been so welcoming at Mint especially these past few days.

Paul Stopler’s beautiful glass sculptures in amber, red and champagne alongside .PSLAB’s stunning gold and brass lighting makes the perfect combination to counter these cold winterish days.

We hope you enjoy these amazing day images shot by the artist’s friend and photographer, Cliff Van Coevorden and night images by .PSLAB!

As for upcoming news, the Brompton Design District Press Day is coming up on Wednesday the 16th of November and Mint is delighted to participate once again! Stay tuned for more details on the event!

Dear Mint Readers,

For the month of October, Mint is proud to present ‘Growing Vases’ a design lighting installation by Japanese architectural and design studio Nendo for Czech Bohemian glass company Lasvit.

The installation takes on a playful nature exploring the impractical and the incomplete. The metal pipes used by the glass blower remain in the blown glass and are transformed into abstract flowers and branches, alluding to a whimsical glass forest breathing with life.

Doesn’t that sound enticing? Well watch this space for more updates!

Pirwi is the leading brand in Mexican design but it was not their name nor their designs but their story that first caught Lina Kanafani’s (Mint’s owner) eye.

Since its inception in 2007 Pirwi is based on the idea of serving as a productive platform with great regard for its environment and social surroundings. The company began as collaboration between two designers, Alejandro Castro and Emiliano Godoy. Now, Pirwi has a young creative team that shares their vision and help define the road to a responsible enterprise.

On top of these substantial contributions to society, Pirwi is also solely and admirably responsible for the the employment of 50 people. These people have been discovered on the streets of Mexico and recruited by Pirwi. Under Pirwi’s wing, they have undergone training in the craft of woodworks and have now been permanent, loyal employees at Pirwi for 5 years and counting!

Centipede Bench and Pirul

Pirul

Eje Side Table

Pirwi’s design proposal is exemplary for its quality craftsmanship, study of form and their planned and decided relationship with environmental and social sustainability. With Pirwi, the concept of sustainability is amplified and it does not stop at technical content but speaks the language of the people who are its strength.

The collection in 2011 has more than 100 products of furniture and accessories- handmade with great care and expertise especially in birch, teak maple and walnut from sustainably managed forests.

Dear Mint Readers,

Make a note in your diary and let the countdown begin for Mint Explores! With only 3 days to go, we at Mint are thrilled to announce that all the lighting of the exhibition are supplied by .PSLAB.

Founded in 2004 and based in Europe, the Middle East, Beirut and Stuttgart, .PSLAB’s work can be found in private homes in London, conceptual boutiques in Antwerp, art galleries in Berlin, hotels in Paris, restaurants in Beirut, and in gardens, events and public spaces worldwide.

Specialised in site-specific lighting products, .PSLAB have taken into account the spatial qualities of Mint’s linear space and the characteristics of the products selected. On the outside, clusters of lamps will be visible through the front window display, concentrated at key points to entice the viewer in. Once inside, the luminous display culminates in a series of chandeliers beneath Mint’s distinctive skylight which dominates the second half of the space. .PSLAB’s brass standing lamps will also be placed strategically around Mint to provide an intimate glow.

Altogether we have five key designs by .PSLAB, none of which should be missed!

CM180-B


CM93/94-B


TL15/16-B


TL20/21-B


CM62-C

.PSLAB’s creative and technical teams work together on every aspect of product development from concept to construction. The artisanal pieces produced are individual to particular spaces and are manufactured by them in their factory. Their approach to each project is that of a haute couture clothing designer; by appointment, based on dialogue, and with the highest quality materials and most intricate attention to detail.

We hope to see you at Mint Explores!

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……..