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Dean Brown is a Scottish Designer based in London. He designs and makes objects, installations and visitor experiences, with a dedication to understanding context, materials and process. He creates unconventional things for the conventional.

Continue reading to discover more about his beautiful Transit Vases…

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Joel Parkes is a British artist who produces sculptural artworks and forms made of local sustainable wood from West Dorset. His hand carved pieces are designed physiologically, highlighting the imperfections of wood to create beautifully crafted pieces.

Continue reading to discover more about these stunning vessels…

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London-based ceramicist Manos Kalamenios offers a rich and unexpected experience of ceramics to you through his work. All traditional perceptions of ‘porcelain’ or ‘bone-china’ are transformed when you come face to face with these surprising surfaces, textures, and formats of clay.

Manos constantly experiments with his recipe of colours and materials to produce stunning pieces. Continue reading to discover more about Manos’s journey–from being a talented chef to a celebrated ceramicist…

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Last month, friends and designers joined to celebrate the Private View of our Spring Show, Rock Paper Salt Air. Please enjoy this short film by Emiliano Verrocchio that captures the evening perfectly.

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It has been a popular month in the press for Mint. Mint is featured in Wallpaper*, AXIS Magazine in Tokyo and House & Garden.

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Mint celebrates the arrival of summer with its annual May exhibition. This year’s show ‘Rock Paper Salt Air’ will present work from over 50 international designers, both new and established, carefully selected for their imaginative approach, challenging traditional techniques and craftsmanship. Each piece will demonstrate the evolution of materials and products within a machine-driven industry. The exhibition will introduce four main elements which have a connection to innovative materials and new creative approaches.

Don’t miss the chance to see these wonderful pieces!

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Francesco Zorzi is an Italian visual designer and illustrator based in Amsterdam. He is the founder of NO-ROCKET, a multidisciplinary creative studio in love with materials and the tactility of things.

For his Goodbye Receipts / Hello Receipts project Francesco Zorzi has created a collection of 5 unique art pieces made out of thermal paper. This was an exploration of the possibilities and potential of receipt paper. A Goodbye to thermal paper of the age of cash registers, and a Hello to thermal paper as a tool for artistic expression. These pieces were featured in Mint’s LDF17 exhibition, Mint Luminates.

Continue reading to discover the amazing process behind this wonderful artwork…

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This month Mint has received a big feature in Elle Decoartion. Continue reading to see the beautifully styled pieces…

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Cocoon, Mint Luminates Exhibition © Inge Clemente

Francesca Hobbs has created an immersive sculpture that is ‘activated’ by interaction. The piece creates a cocoon-like environment that invites visitors to explore and discover the piece. This piece was featured in Mint’s LDF17 exhibition, Mint Luminates.

Continue reading to find out more about this fascinating project…

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Mint at Collect 2018 © Sophie Mutevelian

Mint was thrilled to be part of this year’s Collect – The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, for the first time!

Collect has been the leading event on the global crafts calendar – an essential, discipline-crossing showcase of modern creative expression for collectors, enthusiasts and practitioners alike. Returning to the Saatchi Gallery on 22–25 February 2018, this year Collect presented exceptional objects in ceramic, glass, jewellery, wood, metal, textiles and experimental materials, and represented the work of an astonishingly diverse array of makers from Britain and beyond. Invited by a distinguished panel of craft specialists, 40 worldwide galleries from four continents participated, presenting a selection of pioneering pieces. Additionally, this year a bigger enthuses was given to furniture design with the appearance of different galleries exhibiting for the first time.

Mint’s display proved one of the highlights of the fair, receiving an overwhelmingly positive response from Collect visitors.

Thank you to those who visited Mint at Collect. Continue reading to discover the highlights from the fair…

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