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Artemide Eclisse Table Lamp

Introducing: Artemide. New at minima.

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new brands. new products. introducing: Artemide.

Eclisse Artemide Gallery

When engineering meets design, there is an explosion of light. Ernesto Gismondi who founded Artemide in 1959 became the 20th century leader in lighting design and manufacturing.

In collaboration with designers such as Michele De Lucchi, Vico Magistretti and David Chipperfield, Artemide boasts a vast portfolio of lights to transform contemporary and traditional spaces alike.

Look at usual things with unusual eyes.

Vico Magistretti

Vico Magistretti

Vico Magistretti (October 6, 1920 – September 19, 2006) was one of Italy’s most influential industrial designers, known as a furniture designer and architect and primarily for his iconic modern furniture and lighting designs for Artemide. His designs invariably link sculptural elegance with technical sophistication.

Born into a family of notable Milanese architects, Italian designer Vico Magistretti was rigid in his philosophy: there is no excuse for bad design. Today, his award-winning work is dotted across the globe – in galleries, museums and private residences – each piece exemplifying his uncanny ability to fuse simplicity with essentialism in contemporary design.

Magistretti’s Nessino, Eclisse and Nesso Table Lamp for Artemide now available at minima.

Seasonal Gifting

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for birmingham. for design. for beauty. for you?

With Christmas just around the corner, please note that the last day to place an order online for in-stock items and to guarantee Christmas delivery in the UK is Monday 21st December.

However, our showroom is open seven days a week, until Thursday 24th December for any last-minute gifting needs.

Christmas 2020…Come and enjoy 10% discount, free gift wrapping, stollen cake, mince pies and raise a glass to optimism… we’ll be open a little bit later…if it helps…

Seasonal opening hours 
Monday 21st December 2020  10:00 – 19:00
Tuesday 22nd December 2020 10:00 – 19:00
Wednesday 23rd December 2020 10:00 – 19:00 
Thursday 24th December 2020 (Christmas Eve) 09:00 – 15:00
Friday 25th December 2020 (Christmas Day) CLOSED
Saturday 26th December 2020 (Boxing Day) CLOSED
Sunday 27th December 2020 CLOSED
Monday 28th December 2020 (Boxing Day Bank Holiday) 12:00 – 16:00
Tuesday 29th December 2020 10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 30th December 2020 10:00 – 17:00
Thursday 31st December 2020 (New Year’s Eve) 12:00 – 16:00
Friday 1st January 2021 (New Year’s Day) CLOSED
Saturday 2nd January 2021 10:00 – 17:00

muuto outline sofa

muuto outline sofa

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for birmingham. for design. for beauty. for you?

muuto outline sofa lifestyle

The Outline series adds a fresh perspective to classic Scandinavian design of the 1960s, unifying simplicity and function into one.  With the design taking its name for its strong outline of a sofa, the Outline sofa is clean and elegant on the outside, with a deep seat and soft cushioning on the inside.  An elegant yet timeless aesthetic, elevated by its sleek, architectural-like form, alongside its curved armrests, giving the design distinct appearance across various sizes and variants.

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muuto outline 3 seater sofa
muuto outline corner sofa

outline 3 seater sofa

outline corner sofa

outline chaise lounge 2 seater sofa
outline daybed sofa

outline chaise lounge sofa

outline daybed

Muuto is a Scandinavian design brand, rooted in the Scandinavian design tradition characterised by enduring aesthetics, functionality, craft and an honest expression. By expanding this heritage with forward-looking materials, techniques and bold creative thinking, muuto’s ambition is to deliver new perspectives on Scandinavian design.

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Shoe Cleaning Set

Fathers’ day gift guide

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Fathers’ day gift guide 

Our father’s day gift guide is here to help you choose the perfect gift for the paternal figures in your life, whether they they have a passion for design, food & wine, or personal grooming.

Design Lover 

Knoll Wassily Chair – Bauhaus 100 Years Limited Edition

Vitra Eames Radio Limited Edition

Vitra Eames House Bird in Walnut

Gubi Mategot Fruit Bowl

Food & Wine Lover 

Quarter Horse Dark Horse Espresso Coffee Beans

Kinto UniMug

Ferm Living Stage Board

Ferm Living Still Carafe

Alessi Anna G. Bottle Opener

Ferm Living Ripple Wine Glasses

Personal Grooming

Skandinavisk HAV Diffuser

AttireCare Shoe Cleaning Set

Iris Hantverk Lovisa Nail Brush

Frama Eau De Parfum

iris hantverk

Introducing Iris Hantverk

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new brand. new products. introducing: 

In the late 1900s century a small brush manufacturing started out in Stockholm. It was a successful movement so successful that it remains today. Now, as then, every brush is made by hand by visually impaired craftsmen. It brings new dimensions to the concept of sensitively made by hand. All brushes are of exclusive design and made mostly from natural materials.

Today, Iris Hantverk employs 17 people. The core of the business is the brush binding manufacturing at Sandsborgsvägen, Enskede – here 6 visually impaired craftsmen from different cultures make brushes according to an old Swedish tradition.
Discover the range of bathroom necessities available at minima. Gorgeous products made with natural materials that lift your scheme. Treat yourself to the luxury of beautiful and functional everyday items!

Loofah Soap Cushion

Lovisa Nail Brush

Pumice Stone

Lovisa Bath Brush

Household Essentials
Well-made, environmentally friendly products that makes your home shine clean both indoors and outdoors.

Table Dustpan & Brush

Cedarwood Rings

Computer Brush Combi

Cedarwood Rings

gubi mategot venetian gold bowl

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

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

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…
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florence knoll

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.

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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

Hay home office designer contemporary furniture

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.

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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

Jean Prouve

Designer of the Month – Jean Prouvé

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Jean Prouvé 

Designer of the month

I’m not an architect; I’m not an engineer – I’m a factory man.’

Jean Prouvé

Jean Prouve

Jean Prouvé (8 April 1901 – 23 March 1984) completed his training as a metal artisan before opening his own workshop in Nancy in 1924. In the following years he created numerous furniture designs, and in 1947 Prouvé established his own factory. Due to disagreements with the majority shareholders, he left the company in 1953. During the ensuing decades, Prouvé served as a consulting engineer on a number of important architectural projects in Paris.


He left his mark on architectural history again in 1971, when he played a major role in selecting the design of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers for the Centre Pompidou as chairman of the competition jury. Prouvé’s work encompasses a wide range of objects, from a letter opener to door and window fittings. From lighting and furniture to façade elements and prefabricated houses, from modular building systems to large exhibition structures – essentially, almost anything that is suited to industrial production methods.

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Jean Prouvé and Vitra

Vitra regards Prouvé as one of the twentieth century’s great designer-engineers, alongside such figures as Charles and Ray Eames. His furniture comprises an important part of the collection of the Vitra Design Museum, which mounted a major retrospective of his work in 2006. Since 2002, Vitra has produced Jean Prouvé’s most significant furniture designs in close cooperation with his daughter, Catherine Prouvé. These products are based on the extensive Prouvé collection in the Vitra Design Museum, as well as plans and drawings in the holdings of the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Fonds Jean Prouvé des Archives Départementales de Meurthe-et-Moselle.

vitra standard chair

The Standard Chair

The French designer, architect and engineer Jean Prouvé created the Standard Chair in 1934. This design exemplifies a fundamental aspect of Prouvé’s numerous furniture designs and architectural works: his unwavering focus on structural requirements.

The load on the back legs of a chair, where it supports the weight of the sitter’s upper body, is greater than on the front legs. This is hardly a surprising discovery, but no other seating design demonstrates this principle as clearly as the Standard Chair: while tubular steel suffices for the front legs, which bear a relatively light load, the back legs are made of voluminous hollow sections that transfer the primary stress to the floor. The profile of the back legs, formed from thin bent sheet steel, resembles an aircraft wing, with the widest measurement at the point where the leg meets the seat frame – that is, where the stress is greatest. The tapered shape of the hollow section from the seat surface upwards simultaneously defines the angle and position of the backrest.

Standard Chair

Gueridon Dining Table

Gueridon Bas Coffee Table

Petit Potence Wall Lamp

hay palissade

Green Living

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Green Living 

During the summer months, a home transforms into a haven, a calm place to enjoy cooling breezes and balmy nights with friends and family, or even in blissful solitude. Throw open your windows and doors and let the season in!

Hay Round Terrazzo Table

Hay Palissade Lounge Chair

Hay Palissade Table

Hay Palissade Collection

Enjoy your garden

A Modernist chair with a graceful profile, Ferm Living’s Desert Chair is crafted from a tubular powder-coated steel frame in colours Black or Cashmere, holding an interchangeable woven textile seat made from recycled plastic bottles, available in four designs: Soil, Stripes, Shapes or Solid Cashmere. Suitable for use both indoors and out, the lounge design invites relaxation. Just sit back and enjoy.

Ferm Living Desert Chair

Ferm Living Desert Chair

Ferm Living Hourglass Pot

Ferm Living Two Tier Plant Box

Two Tier Plant Box 

Growing vegetables isn’t just for those with large outdoor spaces! Many species are easily grown in a pot on your balcony or in a light-filled kitchen. With the Plant Box Two-Tier, you have room to plant a selection of edible greenery, as well as some extra space below to store your planting tools or kitchen utensils. We love a mixture of berries, Curly and Tuscan Kale as well as herbs like Oregano and Rosemary, which taste great on the dinner plate and are deliciously fragrant. Plant them as seeds, or take a shortcut by purchasing them as small plants at the garden centre so that you can enjoy them straight away.