A permanent street art installation which recycles surplus quarried marble has opened on a secluded Southwark street.
Co-curated by London Design Festival and Lisbon-based experimentadesign, and designed by Michael Anastassiades Studio, Mint Street was paved in a carpet of recycled marble provided by Portuguese marble companies Mármores Galrão and Dimpomar and officially opened on 31 October.
Ben Evans, director of London Design Festival, said: "Much of marble quarried is rejected as imperfect by contractors, architects and designers. It is a scandalous waste of a beautiful raw material. This project shows what can be done by creating a new permanent street of rejected marble."
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