MINO garden gnome \ Giovanni Tomasini

• January 25, 2012

The MINO garden gnome takes care for your plants.

The garden dwarf tradition is older than what is commonly believed. Originating in XVII century Germany, garden dwarfs were exported by an English nobleman to decorate his garden, and they have now become the globally widespread kitsch ornaments that we all know. Despite its jazzy colours, the modern dwarf is a melancholic figure, condemned to a purely decorative function within a domesticated and artificial environment. Mino on the other hand lives in a garden full of life, destined to survive for one season only to then die with pride by feeding the surrounding vegetation.

100% biodegradable, Italian design by Giovanni Tomasini.

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+ About designer

GIOVANNI TOMASINI was born in 1985 in Brescia – ITALY. He graduated in Design at the LABA in Brescia 2009, he won several design awards and exhibited in Milan “fuorisalone circuit” in 2010 and 2011. Is included in the annual talent of young Italians in the World 2010 “YOUNG BLOOD”. In September 2010 he joined the Machinalmpresa: a group of 12 young designers, selected by criteria of excellence. Experts in the field of Design, Fashion, Communication and Marketing.

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