/Mi-ni-por-trait/ A small container for holding precious objects, or just those which are special to the owner, which makes them even more important: a recurring theme in the literature of all eras – how could we forget Portia’s three caskets in the Merchant of Venice – in this case it becomes a jewel box which conceals in its interior a small mirror, the symbol of feminine beauty and a reflection of the vanity linked to image.
Designed by Studio Lido, Miniportrait is a line of two boxes reproducing the pleats of oriental fans.
Capsizing the cover, it can be used as a little mirror, supported by a partition carved out inside the box. Special magnets let the cover hide all the secrets inside.
Portego is a design brand which connects the talents of designers with the commitment of craftsmen, leading to the production of items which express profound love for Italian manufacturing excellence.
With strong links to its home region, the Veneto, with its rich cultural, artistic and historic heritage, Portego selects the best local craft manufacturers and involves them in the production of high-design products, which are contemporary yet express echoes of the past.
It is a virtuous platform, conceived by Flavia Testi and Stefano Rossi, which – by operating within a limited area – guarantees the quality of human relations between all those involved, traceability of the materials used and the sustainability of the entire production process.
Production which is at the same time exclusive and local, which does not conform to industrial product standardisation, in order to follow new and different expressive visions and languages.