Launched recently at SARCDA and shown at the Maison&Objet Trade Show in Paris, Minima’s simple new designs are intended to restore calm and balance to interior spaces.
Three new lights: the HoodLamp Pendant, Ambient Pendant Lamp and Ambient Table Lamp have varying intricately cut geometric patterns that disappear when the light is off, adding an element of surprise when the light is switched on. Smaller in size than earlier Minima designs, their understated aesthetic makes them versatile enough to work with different décor styles and fit into a variety of settings – whether office or home. Made from digitally-cut Bamboo flexi-ply – a bendable yet firm material, the lights are hand-finished and coated with a low VOC water-based polyurethane sealer making them an eco-friendly lighting option.
Another exciting addition to the Minima range, the new Radius Dining Chair extends the furniture range further. The positive response to the Flow Bench, which won the DTI Furniture Award in 2016, prompted founder and designer Jacques Cronje to add to the range. ‘We are very excited about adding furniture to our offering. The Flow Bench and also our Flow Stool were primarily competition and exhibition pieces, so were not intended to be commercially viable. But the new Radius chairs are accessible designs suited to everyday use – they follow a similar logic to the original Minima lighting pieces; that of components radially arranged to create curved forms – in this case very gentle curves.’
The Radius Dining Chair with Armrests, retailing at R2 850, will be launched along with the rest of the Radius range, comprising an armchair with footrest, stacking chair and kitchen stool, at the curated Next 19 Trade Exhibition in Cape Town in February 2019.