Designing tools to empower the most creative minds.
Mishmash was built out of a deep passion for everything stationery and a profound connection to the office supplies world. Beatriz, mishmash's Founder, spent most of her childhood around her grandfather's stationery store, at the time, a proeminent store in the outskirts of Porto, and that grew to be a major inspiration in her design career.
From the start, she perceived a lack in the exploration of materials and types of binding, an overall lack of concept research as we are used to see in editorial design, applied to stationery shelves all over the world. She wanted to build something to fill that gap, and so she created mishmash. A brand that in its core views experimentation as the first step to making your ideas come to live.
Mishmash's products should be experiments, mistakes, successes — we should learn on them as well. Beatriz Barros believes that "writing objects have the capacity of capturing ideas, becoming something they are not, becoming a mirror of each person’s personality and creativity" which grew into our mission, to inspire people to be adventurous and fulfill their dreams.
Design is about intentions: a way of making the world, and the things in it, but it is also about shaping the way in which we live. At work, as we do in life, we do better in places that reflect our own values and beliefs, and our mission is to provide this feeling at creative offices all over the world. We are making tools to empower and inspire creative people, to hustle and make their dreams happen. We exist to create the tools that help them unlock their full potential and put their ideas into action.
Mishmash collaborates with other brands in the development of customised office products, like Guggenheim Museum, The Design Museum, COS Stores from H&M Group, and Whitney Museum of American Art.
Currently, mishmash has products available in around 100 stores spread over 20 countries. Their products are available at some of the most eye-catching office supplies retailers in the world from Papersmiths, London to McNally Jackson Books, New York.