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Mint Street

Michael Anastassiades

Mint Street is a permanent stone paving intervention devised for a secluded street in London, using a variety of Portuguese marble. With a strong focus on environmental sustainability, product designer Michael Anastassiades has considered how off-cuts and discarded remains of otherwise perfect marble can be used in the context of a road. The challenge of the design was how to use recycled stone, a byproduct of the industry, through minimal cost effective processing – so not to create additional waste. The resulting design makes reference to different types of traditional cobbles seen throughout Portugal from where the stone is quarried. Located in London’s Borough of Southwark, the effect of all these combined elements creates a stone carpet that aims to contribute to the urban landscape of the Mint Street Park area whilst creating a new connection between the park and it’s surrounding neighbourhood.