Coffee Cup and Saucer by Mina Perhonen. Porcelain cup in the style of a bird’s head with hand-painted detail. Wooden base saucer has smooth, untreated finish and becomes body of the bird when placed together. Packaged in Mina Perhonen branded box.Akira Minagawa graduated from the famous Bunka Fashion College in Japan and worked as a pattern cutter before setting up his own label, Mina Perhonen in 1995. The name originates from Finnish, Minagawa being heavily influenced by the lifestyle and culture of that country, and translates as “I Butterfly”, his aim being “to make many beautiful designs like those of butterflies wings.” Mina Perhonen collections are built on the principles of durable design, the clothes do not change radically each season but rather evolve, with fabrics re-used and elements re-worked.