Interiors store Mint explores the unconventional in this year’s LDF, featuring the work of 60 designers from around the world, with an emphasis on the use of materials to produce the least likely of products and finishes. Open until Friday September 30th, look out for everything from seating, tables and lighting to jewellery, ceramics and much more.
Kami Pots are a beautiful collection of both pots and home lighting designed by Ett La Benn. Inspired by innovation and high aesthetics Ett La Benn likes to produce products that bring ‘innovation into reality.’ The Kami Pots do just this, manufactured from 100% biodegradable cellulose and manufactured by air-drying. This attention to ecological developments in their designs allows the natural raw finish to be visible.
Fun, playful and quirky are all words used to describe the Funky Dread Stool, one of the threes handmade stools designed by Jolanda van Goor. Boasting a sustainable ash wooden frame and upholstered using a variety of textiles, all with different yet equally exciting textures. The stools are also available in different colour shades and this Funky Dread Stool invites you to lounge against it on the floor.
Silo Studio contributes with these vibrant Jack, Jacob and Jim coatstands. The form is inspired by the act of hanging your clothes and the material is soft to reflect the items falling onto the skin. Manufactured by a simple and expressive technique, the details of the stitch and grain of the textile are a prominent feature. The material used is ‘Not So Expanded Polystyrene’ and by adding a variety of coloured granules the desired ‘noisy pixelated’ quality is achieved.
Spalvieri Del Ciotto displays this wonderfully versatile seating at Mint this year. The Sachetto Armchair is a celebration of the material Tyvek, a non-woven high-density polyethylene, which aesthetically looks like waxed paper. Tyvek is a waterproof and uv-resistant material allowing it to live happily both in and outside. Manufactured using a modern ultrasonic soldering technique, the Sachetto Armchair is incredibly resistant but still maintains a delicate appearance.
Look out also for two designers who were also at Designersblock with ARTS THREAD, Malene Hartmann Rasmussen with her ceramic installation If I had a Heart, I could love you and Sarah Birnie‘s Fear of the Dark, also in ceramics.
Mint Explores, Mint, 2, North Terrace, Alexander Square, London, SW3 2BA, runs until 30th September. Open Mon-Sat 10:30am-6:30pm, Sun 12pm-5pm.
Ett La Benn
Jolanda van Goor