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Daniele Mingardo

Daniele Mingardo Metalworker
Italian, English, French
Monday to Friday 08:00 - 12:30/13:30 - 18:00
+39 042973736
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Pushing the boundaries

  • • Daniele is reinventing his father's blacksmith workshop
  • • He combines traditional techniques with contemporary ones
  • • He collaborates with emerging and established designers

The second generation is not always able to maintain and evolve the family business. This is not the case for Daniele Mingardo, who is successfully reinventing the traditional metal workshop founded by his father Ilario in 1970. Growing up in the blacksmith workshop, where he started learning the craft at the age of 18 years, Daniele took inspiration from the masters of functional design, as well as from the more recent makers movement, and grew the business, which was purely focused on high-end custom made pieces before him. Daniele opened the doors to new collaborations with architects and designers, creating a collection of handmade and numbered design objects named Designer Faber. What has not changed is Mingardo’s passion and respect for the unlimited potential of metal.

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These ceiling lamps capture the essence of Mingardo creations: tender, refined, and minimal. A small asymmetrical geometry shape defines the structural perimeter. An explicit tribute to Gino Sarfatti, in a graphic and art decò reproduction. The lamps were designed by Federica Biasi.

Length 72.5 cm
Width 30 cm
Height 25 cm

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Bi-track is a minimalistic brass bike rack. It can be used in public and private spaces, recognisable as a sign and symbol. One simple line that bends and becomes three-dimensional; it ends with a small light, the natural conclusion of the bicycle journey, a sort of haven. It was the winner of the Wallpaper* award in 2016.

Length 123 cm
Width 14 cm
Height 121 cm

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This mirror is named after the founder of the first Mingardo workshop, known for his architectural collaborations with Carlo Scarpa. The mirror takes its form from the historical windows of the workshop. It reflects the heritage of the company as well as an ancient artisanal virtuosity.

Length 47 cm
Width 18.5 cm
Height 47 cm

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Piega is made of simple raw brass. The lamp was formed with a combination of bending metal sheets: the overlapping effect of the metal creates a sculpted shape. It generates a unique light effect on the wall through its clever use of layers. It is one of the products designed by the former art director of the company.

Length 15 cm
Width 18 cm
Height 59 cm

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This coffee table takes its name from the Japanese word for “shield”. It works alone or as a pair. Made entirely of metal, the peculiarity of the item is the slight curve of the legs, a feature that emphasises the playfulness of the material. The visible joints highlight the excellence in the craftsmanship.

Diameter 60 cm
Height 40 cm
Diameter 90 cm
Height 28 cm

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