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.