Think craft is all humble materials and artisanal simplicity? Think again. Lina Kanafani of Mint, the London-based concept store specialising in high-end craft and design, has put together a diverse selection of sophisticated pieces that illustrate craft’s impact on the design process. The exhibition, Elements of Craft, runs for the duration of the London Design Festival.
The show features a broad range of designs, including reproductions of classic works, pieces by new international designers, and the latest work from Mint’s past collaborators. A showcase of work from three prestigious Czech institutions completes the bill.
Mint collaborated with AgapeCasa and Established & Sons to present classic works by Italian architect Angelo Mangiarotti and Roy McMakin whilst Meritalia provides further pieces from the same era by Achille Castiligioni and Gaetano Pesce.
Alongside these seminal works from the 1970s and 80s are exciting and experimental pieces from more than 30 new international designers, many of which have been handpicked from Milan and the UK graduate shows.
In addition, Mint exhibits a new lighting installation by Marcus Tremonto as well as new bodies of work from previous collaborators including Umberto Dattola, Alcarol and Hillsideout amongst others.
The show runs from the 13 to 30 September, but if you're not in London check out our Lookbook of highlights above.