Warm Gifts for the Holidays12.01.2016
During the cold months, keep cozy with hot drinks and cocktails. We are featuring brand new copper french presses and espresso range pots. For those who prefer a different sort of warmth, we also have bar ware including wine and whiskey decanters, champagne buckets, as well as glassware including stunning wine glasses and champagne flutes.
Dining In for the Holidays11.19.2016
As the end of the year draws closer, the time to share with family and friends arrives. Define the mood of your festive gathering with any of these luxurious tables: from marble to wood to metal.
Keeping Warm with Eldvarm11.10.2016
Louise Varre honors the fireplace as the heart of the home with beautiful Eldvarm accessories to make the fireplace even more enjoyable. By developing the tools to keep the perfect fire going. To keep the conversation flowing. To keep the ideas growing. To keep that light, like at the end of a midsummer night, shining. So that people can gather together at the end of the day and share their stories.
New Inside World Exhibit Recap11.02.2016
As part of DesignPhiladelphia, we held an exhibit in collaboration with Klip Collective at the Arch Street Meetinghouse. The New Inside World: Light & Form exhibit showed many new products from our partners such as Moooi and Moooi Carpets, Porro, Living Divani, and Vitra. Studio UNPIZZO came all the way from Italy to demonstrate their special hand-weaving techniques with the Tombolo chair. The chairs can be seen in the showroom window.
Introducing Artemas Quibble11.02.2016
Jason Ross’s accessories are like no other you’ve ever experienced, a mix of antiquity and a rough-hewn sophistication. With the formal label Artemas Quibble and the Creatures of Mme du Barry, every leather piece is handcrafted and embellished with silver, brass and antique objects, making each piece distinctively unique. Ross’s work of hand-made artistry resonates with the soulful history of the reclaimed elements. His newest collection can be found at our showroom.
NEW INSIDE WORLD . . . Oct 6th – Oct 15th09.22.2016
In celebration of Design Philadelphia and this year’s theme “Home”, Minima presents a collaborative, off-site exhibition entitled NEW INSIDE WORLD: Light & Form. Located inside a designated National Historic Landmark, the Arch Street Meeting House, the exhibition explores how the cutting edge of interior design reflects, informs, and transforms our concept of the future and our lifestyle. There is no place where designed objects impact our lives greater, than in the home. This intimate relationship with products reveals much about our needs, our values, our desires, and our ambition. For more information, visit the official exhibition website: www.newinsideworld.com
Freeman Seating System08.27.2016
The Freeman seating system combines beautiful Italian tailoring with flexible modularity, resulting in a dynamic collection capable of adapting to various spaces. It takes center stage in any living environment, becoming the centerpiece for family life, entertaining guests, and relaxing leisure time. Freeman presents an elegant, yet informal composure. The mix of materials, precise upholstery, and ability to incorporate various additional elements sets Freeman at the forefront of the interior landscape.
GTV, also known as Gebruder Thonet Vienna, is the original bent wood and cane chair company. No longer located in Vienna, the operations are now based across the border in Turin, Italy. While still producing the classics, GTV is bringing bent wood and cane into the contemporary landscape by working with such celebrated designers as Gam Fratesi, Nendo, Martino Gamper, and Vico Magistretti just to name a few. The Targa collection, shown above, is a wonderful example of this innovative use of classic materials by visionary designers.
The Absolu sofa is in the showroom. It features intelligent cushions that can be formed to fit you. They retain their shape until you change them again. This innovative technology is a watershed in cushion design, making comfort personal, intimate, and flexible. Visit us and experience it for yourself.
The Novelties of Living Divani Outdoor Collection07.08.2016
Minima is proud to present Living Divani’s latest additions to its 2016 Outdoor Collection, featuring new products and classic reinterpretations, that provide a sophisticated and relaxed elegance. Living Divani’s Outdoor Collection Novelties include designs by David Lopez Quincoces, UNpizzo and Massimo Mariani. Agra, by Quincoces, displays subtle lines, perfect proportions with neoclassic elegance and an oriental appeal. Tombolo, by UNpizzo, emanates elegant femininity from its carefully embroidered details, giving it a chic, refined touch. Notes, by Mariani, combines the simplicity of cement, wood or glass with a rigid metallic structure. To see more of Living Divani’s 2016 Outdoor Collection, visit the Outdoor section on our website.
Starting June 7th, we will be switching over to summer hours. As usual, the showroom will be open Tuesday to Saturday, however the hours will shift slightly. Our doors will be open from 10am – 5pm for the rest of the summer. Of course, we are always open to accommodating you outside normal business hours if scheduling is an issue. Feel free to reach out to us if that is the case. Have a wonderful summer, and we look forward to seeing you in the showroom soon!
Kick Off Your Summer at Minima05.27.2016
In honor of the approaching summer season, Minima would like to invite you to the Summer Outdoor Event starting Friday, June 3rd. Save 15% off new orders of outdoor furniture and accessories. As you browse our new collection, enjoy seasonal infusions from 4-6 pm.
Salone del Mobile Milano 201605.07.2016
Just a few weeks ago we visited Milan to attend the most important design event of the year: Salone del Mobile. We had a wonderful time, catching up with old friends, and of course seeing the newest designs from the best brands in the world. Check out our Instagram to see more great photos from Salone del Mobile. Ciao!
Kettal works with the most important names in international design to create an outdoor furniture portfolio that is timeless, functional, and expressive. The Maia collection, designed by Patricia Urquiola, has a natural lightness and elegance. The technique used to construct the pieces combines the latest materials with ancient weaving techniques that humans have practiced for thousands of years. The Maia collection is a wonderful example of Kettal’s blend of creativity, reverence for the past, and innovation.
Hive outdoor collection03.24.2016
EGO Paris, the wonderful outdoor brand, just released the HIVE collection, a system of hexagonal seating and lounging pieces. Due to their geometric shape, these modules can be combined in an array of configurations, and then easily modified to fit your changing needs. The Hive collection includes a variety of pieces, ranging from sofas to ottomans to serving trays. The fabrics and finishes can be subtle, or more expressive, like the Missoni upholstered pieces shown above. The high-backed seating and plush cushions provide comfort for extended periods of time. Hive is an outdoor collection truly to be lived in.
Now a part of our accessories collection, Eldvarm wood burning fireplace tools are simple, beautiful, designed in Sweden, and produced in France. The materials are as natural as possible, with minimum impact on the Earth’s environment. The untreated Beech, sustainably harvested, ages naturally with use producing a beautiful patina over time. The leather is from Tärnsjö, a Swedish tannery established in 1873 and considered to be one of Europe’s finest producers of vegetable tanned leather. The metal is powdered coated with paint that is free of harmful substances for minimum environmental impact. The bristles on the brushes are of horse hair, the traditional material used for fireplaces accessories that resists high temperatures and lasts well over time. These Eldvarm accessories will stylishly and responsibly complete your fireplace space.
Semi-Annual 15% Off Sale02.26.2016
Minima will be holding a sale including all products from Vitra and Artek. Receive 15% off contemporary designs by Jean Prouvé, Antonio Citterio, Alvar Aalto, Ilmari Tapiovaara and many more. The sale runs from March 3rd – March 19th.
Introducing The Besson02.13.2016
Minima offers contemporary Scandinavian design that is clean, elegant and timeless. We are proud to welcome the Besson cabinet to our storage collection. Besson, designed by Broberg and Ridderstråle, is elegantly minimalistic. Its sophisticated detailing gives subtle edge and elegance to the cabinet. This exciting addition uses a mixture of materials like brass, wood and lacquered metal to enhance its versatility.
Red Hot at Minima02.05.2016
Red is the color of energy, determination, passion, and love. Red excites us and motivates us to take action. In honor of red being Minima’s favorite color, here are a few red pieces from our collection.
New Rug Collection01.30.2016
Introducing our Rug collection, handwoven and hand knotted in Nepal, Turkey, and Argentina. Minima’s newest additions from Living Divani, designed by Harry&Camila, are characterized by the skillful use of precious materials such as fine wool and natural silk. The rest of the collection includes over-dyed vintage pieces and 100% all natural shearlings. Minima will be holding a display rug sale Jan. 30 – Feb. 27.
New Liz Wood from Walter Knoll01.26.2016
Introduced just last week in Cologne, the Liz Wood from Walter Knoll mixes lightness with maximum comfort. The chair unites the best of naturalness and opulence, as elegant solid wood legs carry the soft upholstery. Drawn-in precisely to structure the spacious upholstery on seat and backrest. The fine seam patterns, the authenticity of the wood, the exceptional comfort – these are the hallmarks of lasting design.
Casa da Escrita01.22.2016
The photoshoot for the new pieces by Luca Nichetto was held at a very special location, Casa da Escrita in Coimbra, Portugal. Formerly known as Casa do Arco, the residence of the late poet João Cochofel, Casa da Escrita was refurbished in 2010 by architect João Mendes Ribeiro, and repurposed as a space for writing events and a temporary residence for practicing writers. The refurbishment was sensitive to the historic features of the building, preserving elements such as decorative ceilings and corniced walls, while simplifying the living spaces, adding flexibility, and bringing a warm, functional modernity.
Built in 1958, the Velasca Tower was part of the first generation of modern Italian buildings. Inspired by medieval fortresses, it holds a special place in the Milan skyline representing a bridge from old to new, and is easily identified by its geometric shape. Living Divani just opened a showroom on the ground floor of the Velasca Tower, and created an exclusive event space in the tower’s penthouse. Designed by the celebrated Piero Lissoni, there are 4 distinct settings that create a dream home-like atmosphere. The result is a sophisticated refuge where the tensions of the city are absorbed providing unexpected moments of relaxation.
The Frog Chair Turns 20!12.24.2015
There are things that even after 20 years are still there, in their place, as new as ever.