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Mingardo Coffee Table Shirudo by Elisa Honkanen

DESIGNER:

Elisa Honkanen

PHOTO:

Matteo Imbriani

YEAR:

2019

PRODUCTION:

Mingardo

Italy

LINKS:

Mingardo, @mingardo_official, Elisa Honkanen, @elisahonkanen, Matteo Imbriani@matteoimbriani

The decision to create your own brand stems from the desire to go beyond the traditional artisan business model through the development of an innovative entrepreneurial project, capable of transferring artisan skills to contemporary design objects.
Thanks to the professional contribution of highly competent Art Directors, Mingardo design becomes iconic, lines elegant and refined. The collection includes collaborations with internationally recognized and respected designers, among which Elisa Honken, with whom the collaboration started in 2019.

The products they made together are the SHIRUDO coffee table collection. According to Elisa.
As Elisa mentioned, the name Shirudo comes from the Japanese word for shield – a shape that was the source of inspiration for this table. The aim was to reveal the soft side of metal, while the gentle curve of the legs releases the playfulness of the material as it starts to interact with its surroundings. The exposed joints of this coffee table show the high level of craftsmanship, and the table itself will enlighten its surroundings without losing any of its own charm.

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