ISSUE 10  |  European Sensibilities

Shopper’s Diary: Mint in London Update

March 08, 2010 9:00 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

Mint has long been a staple on the London design scene and a favorite go-to resource for those who follow cutting-edge design. With her discerning eye, owner Lina Kanafani keeps abreast of trends and has a knack for spotting emerging talent. A year ago, Kanafani closed up her iconic Wigmore Street store and set up shop in the newly happening Brompton Quarter in South Kensington, conveniently close to longtime neighborhood mainstay Conran (it’s their flagship store) and the more recently opened Few & Far, not to mention the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Above L: The Shadowy Chair by Tord Boontje, woven of vibrantly colored nylon cord in Senegal, is currently available in the US at Anthropologie for $2,898.