Established in 1989 as a showcase of fine design and furniture, SMINK has become a purveyor of fine products for living. We have gathered great manufacturers to us that represent the products of many famous designers – Minotti with the work of Rodolfo Dordoni; House of Finn Juhl with the designs of the famous Danish architect and designer by that name; Porro with Piero Lissoni, Massaud, Pillet, Rennie; Molteni & C with designs from Gio Ponti, Scarpa, and Jasper Morrison; our newest vendor, Gubi with Space Copenhagen, Gamfratesi, and Sebastian Herkner; and Kettal with Partricia Urquiola, Jasper Morrison, and Dordoni. These are the great minds of the modern age – all of whom pursued the elegance of perfect design.
As SMINK has morphed, we developed a vision of living that included fine art.
Through years we added Rina Menardi pottery, Ivan Baj’s hand-blown glass, Haubert and Baj’s Avec textiles, sheeting and fine bed linens from Society, handmade Tibetan rugs designed by Zoe Luyendijk, Thel’s paintings and Gary Faye’s photography. And so, gently, we added more fine artists and we encouraged our clients to see that there is no differentiation between the muse of a furniture designer and the muse of a world class painter. The process of delight and epiphany is so similar the the only difference at the end of the day is how you will utilize the final product. Art and design begin as the same twinkle of light, the same blast of driven enthusiasm and the same sheer joy. It is creation; Genesis, if you will.