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June 2020

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We’re (Almost) Open.

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We’re (Almost) Open 

Here at minima, we have been super busy, refreshing our showroom ready to reopen to you on 15th June, following the UK government’s latest announcement on easing the ‘lockdown’.

Between June, 3rd – June, 14th, 2020 inclusive
We are offering private closed door consultations for individuals with our showroom staff. If you would like to arrange this please call 0121 212 0387 or e-mail enquiries@miniamuk.com

From June 15th, 2020
The  front door at number 58 will be open to all. However, we will limit the number of customers in the showroom at any one time to 4.

We will offer private access 1 hour consultations to the showroom for more cautious clients by appointment with 24hrs notice. If you would like to arrange this please call 0121 212 0387 or e-mail enquiries@miniamuk.com

Closely heeding also the advice from the World Health Organisation and local authorities we have put measures in place to safeguard our staff and visitors to the showroom at 58 George St.

Furthermore, to ensure peace of mind: 

  • The showroom has undergone a deep clean and we have implemented enhanced and more frequent cleaning routines.
  • We will be providing hand sanitiser for all minima. visitors.
  • We will only be accepting cashless payments to limit the contact between customers and our staff.
  • We have remerchandised the showroom to allow more room to keep 2 meters apart from a staff member and other customers in the future.
  • We have been uploading more products to our website to increase our range for our online shoppers.
  • We have implemented a click and collect system from our front door that allows customers to pick up items without having to come into the showroom.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you all very soon, sharing a smile, exchanging thoughts and just simply, enjoying the pleasure of your company.

We can’t wait…
team minima

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Designer of the Month – Florence Knoll

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Florence Knoll
Designer of the Month

“I needed a piece of furniture, it was not there, so I designed it. ”
-Florence Knoll

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Born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1917, Knoll, then Florence Schust, demonstrated an interest and aptitude for architecture from an early age. After she was orphaned at age 12 under tragic circumstances, Knoll was enrolled to Kingswood School, a fated decision, since the site of Kingswood stood adjacent to the prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Art.

While at Kingswood, Florence befriended Eilel Saarinen, whom she would later study under at Cranbrook. Warmly embraced by the Saarinen family, Florence vacationed with them in Finland, enjoyed the company of their accomplished friends, and formed a very close relationship with Eliel’s son, Eero. The connections she made and the skills she developed while at Cranbrook were the foundations of Florence Schust’s incredible design education and pioneering career. With recommendations from Eliel Saarinen and Alvar Aalto, Florence went on to study under some of the greatest 20th century architects, including Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Interior Architecture and Design

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In 1941 Florence moved to New York where she met Hans Knoll who was establishing his furniture company. With Florence’s design skills and Hans’ business acumen and salesmanship, the pair, who married in 1946, grew the nascent company into an international arbiter of style and design. Florence also seeded contributions with her friends Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, and Mies van der Rohe.

florence knoll interiors

Florence frequently contributed furniture designs to the Knoll catalogue. She humbly referred to her furniture designs as the “meat and potatoes,” filler among the standout pieces of Bertoia, Mies, and Saarinen. However, with her attention to detail, eye for proportion, and command of the modern aesthetic, many of her designs have become as revered and celebrated as those of her colleagues.

Florence Knoll Lounge Chair

Florence Knoll Sofa

Florence Knoll Credenza New Edition

Florence Knoll Credenza 95

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Freshen up your Home Office.

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Freshen up your Home Office. 

minima. has everything you need to transform your home office into a space you’ll be happy spending the workday, from desk supplies, storage, and furniture that can freshen things up, to tools for brewing the perfect cup of coffee.

hay office

Hay AAC20 Chair

Hay CPH90 Desk

Hay Pinocchio Rug

Hay PC Portable Lamp

Illuminate your space.

Home offices are usually the smallest room in the house, lacking large windows to let the sun stream in, so they tend not to get an abundance of natural light. Instead, use a task light when you’re working to ensure you don’t strain your eyes.

muuto office

Muuto Tip Table Lamp

Muuto Fiber Swivel Chair

Muuto Stacked Storage System

Muuto Compile Bookend

Upgrade your space.

A new piece of furniture is a definite investment, but if you’d been putting off kitting out your home office with a swanky new chair and desk, now’s the time to make your move.

vitra office

Vitra PACC Chair

Vitra Home Desk

Vitra Follow me 2

Vitra EA 217 Soft Pad Chair