Mineheart was launched in 2010 by designers Brendan Young and Vanessa Battaglia the founders of design consultancy Young & Battaglia.
The company name Mineheart was inspired by the Shakespearian quote: "Mine eye and heart..." to symbolise their dual passions; love for tradition and eye for contemporary design which are combined in often surprising and delightful ways within the Mineheart collection.
Having both trained and worked in product design, they started a design consultancy together in 2003 out of which grew the Mineheart collection several years later. Battaglia's Italian background and love of art, combined with Young's highly eccentric British wit has created a family of products with a playful quirky quality. Brendan and Vanessa are known for their clever re-working of materials and references to traditional imagery and the result is in an unexpected aesthetic that fuses past and present and blurs the line between art and design.