Envisioned by Mimi Robinson Design, Sobremesa is a sustainable tabletop collection handcrafted by talented artisans around the world. Sobremesa is for the sophisticated epicurean who eats local but thinks global.
The word “Sobremesa” literally means “over the table,” and captures the Spaniard’s art of savoring conversation and each other. Guided by fair trade values, the collection has grown to include 15 suppliers from 4 different countries, selling in various retail spots throughout the US, including the Gardener, and Canvas.
From start-up to a 200 piece collection, Mimi Robinson Design provided branding, product development, design, and ethical sourcing to create this wholesale line.
Gifted carvers from Guatemala create unique wooden utensils using hand tools.
Guatemalan weavers create new fabric patterns inspired by traditional techniques
Consultant to Greenheart, this 3 year project has included the following:
+ Research and analysis
+ Product design and development
+ Branding and positioning
+ Artisan linkages and ethical sourcing
+ Guidance on sustainable materials
+ Trend and color forecasting
+ On-site implementation
+ Lifestyle and product photography
Eco Choice Award for most sensitive use of materials, coffee wood utensils- a juried show recognizing the most innovative and responsible products at New York International Gift Fair 2013.
Sustainability: Design for A Better World; Juried Exhibit at NYGIF 2014