Foresta di Gemma
via Morigi 9
minä perhonen's cushions collection "Foresta di Gemma" shows the energy that lays beneath our creation. Elegance and humor, profound but with playful mind, all those contraries are put together as in a forest of gems, and bring emotional uplift for everyone who sets foot in.
Imaginative patterns of nature and creatures, plump embroidery laces,
delicate coloured prints...minä perhonen textile is made with layers of
Our latest cushions collection "Foresta di Gemma" shows the energy
that lays beneath our creation.
Elegance and humor, profound but with playful mind, all
those contraries are put together as in a forest of gems, and bring
emotional uplift for everyone who sets foot in.
Explore the world of Foresta, full of gems' fruits.
minä perhonen (1995-)
minä perhonen is a fashion and textile brand working to produce
clothes which do not lose their allure through lapse of time. With the
imaginative, detailed textile and the elaborate creative process, they
create a dress not for a special day but for every ordinary day. Now
the creation field expands to furniture, tableware and many other
things in daily life.
The name of the label ‘minä perhonen’ originates from Finnish as the
designer Akira Minagawa sympathized with Scandinavian culture, since
when he first visited Finland at the age of 19. “minä” means “I” and
“perhonen” is “butterfly,” with a wish to make many beautiful designs
like those of butterfly wings. The brand logo signifies “various
characters(dots) within oneself(rectangle).” Just like species of
butterflies are countless, the designs too continue to increase.
founder / designer
Born in 1967, Tokyo. Founded a fashion brand ‘minä’ in 1995 (Changed
its name to ‘minä perhonen’ in 2003). He has designed numerous
textiles for his own brand and other manufactures such as Kvadrat of
Denmark, KLIPPAN of Sweden.
In April 2017 at Milan, a long-established porcelain brand Richard
Ginori released their 2017 collection, which includes a capsule
collection by the designer Akira Minagawa.
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