16 — 24 Sept 2023
Craft, Industrial & Product Design, Interiors & Furniture, Multi-Disciplinary Design, Fashion & Textiles, Art / Collectibles, Materials
This captivating exhibition both inspires and delights with an alchemy of transformative materials and forms. The collection features new perspectives and pioneering techniques, which offer thought-provoking insights into a progressive and playful approach to design.
The definition of alchemy encompasses a wide range of practices, including experimentation, observation, and the study of natural elements. Mint has meticulously curated an exhibition, choosing over 50 designers who elegantly embrace these concepts to craft unique collectible items. The exhibition showcases a diverse array of works, where the delicate interplay of materials and form take centre stage. From the harmonious fusion of metal and glass to the captivating union of wood and textile, the transformative power of blending mediums is celebrated as a catalyst for innovation. Emerging talents mixed with established designers create a dynamic and vibrant medley of ideas. Among the featured designers is Mario Trimarchi, who presents his latest collection ‘Close to Edge’, which explores the intricate relationship between the weightiness of rock and the delicate transparency of glass. Additionally, the creative boundaries are pushed by the design duo Sodalime with their remarkable "Sculptural Mirror" and their innovative use of dichroic glass. Furthermore, Weon Rhee, an up-and-coming designer, exhibits his "Primitive Series," demonstrating the artistry of carefully crafted pieces made from reclaimed engineering wood.