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Highlights from Collect 2018

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…

 

Mint at Collect 2018 © Sophie Mutevelian

Mint exhibited a selection of contemporary, collectable objects ranging from experimental works by established designers and new talents. Such designers push the boundaries by combining craft and design to create special commissions in the fields of furniture, lighting, ceramics and glassware design. A strong emphasis is given to projects that embrace sustainable materials and methods, without compromising poetic, timeless and playful outcomes.

 

Mint at Collect 2018 © Sophie Mutevelian

“We were thrilled with this year’s Collect. It felt bold, fresh and dynamic – due in part to so many new galleries to the fair and the variety of the work on show, which reflects where contemporary craft practice is today.” 

– Rosy Greenlees OBE, Executive Director, Crafts Council

 

Mint at Collect 2018 © Sophie Mutevelian

 

Mint at Collect 2018 © Sophie Mutevelian

‘The contemporary craft sector has never been more dynamic or forward- thinking. In studios and workshops across the world, we are seeing boundaries tested, conventions challenged and new materials capturing the imaginations of makers. To bring so many of the most skilled talents and world-leading galleries from Britain and beyond together under one roof is always a privilege, but to do so at a time when craft is seizing more attention than ever is truly exciting.’

– Rosy Greenlees, Executive Director, Crafts Council

 

Mint at Collect 2018 © Sophie Mutevelian