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Sustainable Design

Sustainability is a growing concern in the design world. This has been reflected in a more careful choice of materials, where brands are looking at the use of recyclable materials but also at production methods that are socially fair.
This comes at a time where consumers place more importance on the making of the pieces they buy, on their origin, and on the materials and techniques sourced to do.

Way Series by Ferm Living 

By upcycling used plastic bottles, the Way series presents an incredibly durable line of sustainable designs that can be used outside.

The woven recycled polyester gives the items a lovely texture in colours associated with the maritime motif. The pieces have a classic look with a twist created by the asymmetry of the fringes along the sides.

Paper Pulp Boxes by Ferm Living 

Made from raw paper pulp, this lidded box gives you a handy, lightweight and stackable sustainable storage solution. The durable boxes help you sort out your closet, store your shoes, or keeps bricks and toys in the kids’ room tidy.

Desert Chair 

The Desert Chair is made from recycled polyester made from plastic bottles.
A modernist chair with a graceful profile, 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.

Pile Bathroom Mat

Woven from a rich mix of cotton yarns and recycled polyester, this series of mats presents tufted loops, forming an irresistible texture and an oasis for your feet on cold bathroom floors. With contemporary colour blocking in more colourways, the mat has a classic and straightforward expression. Using recycled polyester, you get a mat produced with consideration to our planet and a very durable textile, which will last a long time.

Restore Basket by Muuto

Woven from a rich mix of cotton yarns and recycled polyester, this series of mats present stuffed loops, forming an irresistible texture and an oasis for your feet on cold bathroom floors. With contemporary colour blocking in more colourways, the mat has a classic and straightforward expression. Using recycled polyester, you get a mat produced with consideration to our planet and a very durable textile, which will last a long time.

Coming Soon – another first for Birmingham
Pappelina Rugs

Can a plastic rug be sustainable?

PVC is made from natural resources such as salt, oil and ethylene and, thanks to its composition, is 100% recyclable as it can easily be melted down and reused.

PVC has an extremely long lifespan. A Pappelina rug lasts for many years as long as our recommended care instructions are followed. This is an important environmental aspect, our carpets are not a wear and tear product that end up being thrown away into the natural environment. When you buy a rug from Pappelina, it comes with a  3-year warranty.

Ferm Living SS20 New Collection – New In

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Ferm Living SS20 New Collection 
New In 

Low Living 

Ferm LIVING wants to create products that help you to build a home that is authentically and comfortably you. A home that encompasses all the delights and contradictions of living in a modern world. As that world becomes busier and louder, we’ve found ourselves looking increasingly inwards – for calm, focus and our true sense of home. What we’ve found is a renewed connection to the earth, to that which grounds us. Consequently, many of Ferm’s new designs bring you closer to the ground. This is what we call ‘low living’ – shorter heights that invite you to lean back, rest and connect to your surroundings on a new and deeper level.

Catena Sofa 

The embracing, bean-bag inspired shape of our low-slung Catena sofa is generously dimensioned for all-out relaxation and coziness. The name Catena is inspired by the catenary curve, a u-like shape that a chain or cable adopts when supported only by its ends, and which is mirrored in the soft curves and top-stitched seams of the Catena sofa.

Shay Collection 

Perfectly balancing the classic and trends, the familiar and something new, the Shay series of patchwork textiles presents beautiful quilted blankets with an artful use of collages and colour blocking.

Kona Collection

Inspired by traditional Japanese furniture and ‘low living’, the Kona Bed is ideal for use as a daybed or single bed for overnight guests. With a name derived from the Japanese word for corner, the bed is made from sturdy oak veneer and features a low headboard and raised back panel perfect for resting up against. Made to complement the Kona Bed, the Kona Side Table in oak veneer peeks out from under the bed frame to provide a practical platform for a book, a lamp and a glass of water.

Desert Chair 
Suitable for both indoors and out, the lounge design invites relaxation. Just sit back and enjoy.

Way Collection

Products are woven out of recycled plastic bottles.
Seat, rugs, cushions, and mats made from plastic may not initially sound like you get textiles with a soft, lovely touch and feel. But both the Desert Chair and Way collection won’t leave you longing for virgin wool. Not only is it practical, easily cleaned and suitable for outdoor use, it also feels just as lovely as any other rug that comes your way.

True Rolling Mat and Cushion 

A comfortable ground cover for days in the park or impromptu movie nights under the stars, yarn-dyed cotton-linen roll-up mattress is a versatile design for both indoor and outdoor living.

Gifts for Her

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Gifts for Her 

Our carefully selected gift ideas for Her.
A collection of thoughts to inspire her, capture her imagination and make her smile.

Attire Care cedar Wood and Lavander Pillow Mist

Vitra Love Mug

Ferm Living Ripple Wine Glasses

Honest Skincare Japanese Yuzu Candle

Ferm Living Stone Incense Burner

Marimekko Sticky Notes

Love Cocoa Raspberry Truffles

Hay Mirror Mirror

Iittala Kastehelmi Tumblers – Set of 2

Kinto Day Off Tumbler

Marimekko Cosmetic Bag

Ferm Living Orb Watering Can

Hay Bubble Vase

Marimekko Kivet Rain Poncho

Ferm Living Striped Weekend Bag

Normann Copenhagen Shorebird

Festive Shopping

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Festive Shopping.


Our inspirational collection of gifts for all can be found in our subterranean design utopia. Come and enjoy 10% discount on all products, a celebratory tipple and some festive fare. Offer applies Saturday 14th and Saturday 21st December only.

 

Free gift wrapping, panettone and prosecco aplenty. See you at 58 George Street, here in the Jewellery Quarter.

BCU Event – Invite

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BCU Event Invite

Please join us for an early evening tipple on Thursday 12th December, between 18:00 and 20:00 and take the opportunity to see some of the city’s most exciting new design talent. minima will be hosting the event, showcasing the work of Birmingham City University Product and Furniture Design students, at our showroom in the Jewellery Quarter. We will also be offering a pre-Christmas treat of a 10% discount on all of our carefully curated home pieces.

Christmas Shopping Event

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Please come by, enjoy a 10% loyalty discount and share some seasonal goodwill at our pre-Christmas festive Saturday, 7th December.

Warm drinks, a bite of Stollen and some of Heston’s delicious mince pies. See you at 58 George Street, here in the Jewellery Quarter.

Muuto Stacked Storage System

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Muuto Stacked Storage System

Enjoy a 20% off retail prices on all Muuto Stacked Storage systems this November. Please enquire for further details.

Muuto is a Scandinavian design brand, rooted in the Scandinavian design tradition characterised by enduring aesthetics, functionality, craftsmanship 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.

One of its new perspectives is the Stacked Storage System, designed by Copenhagen-based architect Julien De Smedt.

Arrange and rearrange the Stacked Modules to create the storage system that you’d like, whether it be as shelving setups, sideboards, bookcases or side tables. The design can easily be refreshed by playing around with the space between the modules or mounting the modules with backboard directly onto the wall. With the use of small clips, the modules are fastened together for a stabile storage solution.

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Preparing the Home for Christmas

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Vitra christmas

As far as Christmas is concerned, it’s universally agreed that it is all about spending time with loved ones. Making your own traditions together will create memories for years to come. As such, preparing your home as the backdrop for these moments is another step towards making it even more memorable.

Christmas Tree 1 Contemporary Designer Homeware
Ferm Living enfold blanket

Marimekko Cushions

PH 3/2 Amber Coloured Glass ‘Water Pump’ Floor Lamp – Limited Edition

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In the 1950s, Louis Poulsen introduced a new reading lamp by Poul Henningsen, the celebrated pioneer of Danish design. Because of its adjustable arm that can be levered up and down, the lamp was immediately dubbed ‘The Water Pump’. In honour of Poul Henningsen’s legacy, the PH 3/2 Amber Coloured Glass Floor Lamp is Louis Poulsen’s PH Limited Edition 2019.

The Water Pump retains PH’s famous three-shade system from 1926, which he invented to reduce glare and enhance illumination in his lamp designs. The shades are made of mouth-blown amber-coloured glass – golden on both sides and slightly translucent, which produces a warm and inviting light. In the late 1920s, Poul Henningsen and Louis Poulsen introduced coloured glass lamps to attract new customers, but perhaps the golden ambience that the shades created also reminded the designer of the old days before electricity became standard in every home, sitting at night in the soft glow of kerosene lamps.

The base, stem and arm are made of untreated brushed brass that enhances the authentic feel of the Water Pump to create a sophisticated, yet intimate and cosy ambience in any interior. The light switch can be traced back to Henningsen’s 1927 table lamps. Also crafted from brushed brass, the through-switch is located at the end of the arm. Henningsen’s initials are beautifully engraved beneath the switch. The PH Limited Edition 2019 will be available between 1 October and 31 December.

Poul Henningsen

Poul Henningsen was born in Copenhagen by the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never graduated as an architect, but studied at The Technical School at Frederiksberg, Denmark from 1911-14, and then at Technical College in Copenhagen from 1914-17. He started practicing traditional functionalistic architecture, but over the years his professional interests changed to focus mainly on lighting which is what he is most famous for.