2 years ago · 7 min read
Colour stories – 4 ways to work with green

Known for its ability to instil a feeling of calm, and easy to pair with multiple colours, it’s no wonder green is a popular choice in homes. With a central position on the visible spectrum, green is particularly easy on the eye. Pair that with its tendency to evoke pastoral pleasure and you can see […]

2 years ago · 7 min read
5 velvet sofas that make an impact

With historical links to royalty, velvet has long been a symbol of luxury. Said to hail from the Middle East, it gained popularity in Europe thanks to the Italians who jumped on the bandwagon during the Renaissance. For a long time, though, it carried a premium that made it exclusive to nobility.

2 years ago · 7 min read
How to choose the perfect sofa

Looking for the perfect sofa is a bit like dating. Finding ‘the one’ is tough. You’ve got to look forward to coming home to it every day, you wake up to it every weekend and it’ll need to see you through all of the triumphs and tragedies that life throws at you. It’s a big […]

4 years ago · 7 min read
Susan Castillo – Designer

“Having people put faith in what you do is a massive deal,” says Susan Castillo, creator of our latest Designer Edition, speaking of her career as a freelance designer.

5 years ago · 7 min read
Daniel Heath – designer.

“Inspiration is everywhere, but I’ve been getting more and more interested in Art Deco architecture. From London buildings such as the Hoover, Michelin, and Daily Express buildings to Frank Lloyd Wright, who also dabbled in textiles. They’re incredible structures with captivating lines.”

5 years ago · 7 min read
Truong – frame constructor.

“When I’m not working, I spend most of my time playing football. I’m a fan of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United. My favourite player is Messi because he’s so passionate. I’d love to be like him.”

5 years ago · 7 min read
Mimi, 25, account manager and inspiration for the Mimi collection.

Mimi has been living in Saigon for three years. She moved over from Denmark after university. “My connection to Denmark is much stronger than to Vietnam; although both my parents are Vietnamese. My father fled to Denmark during the Vietnamese war. He met my mother there. She’d run from the war too.”

5 years ago · 7 min read
Under the spotlight: the art of modern design.

In the designer’s studio, the walls are covered in mood boards, photos, magazine cutouts, hand-drawn doodles of sofas and chairs, and elaborate floral patterns. When it comes to designing a sofa like our Mimi or any of the beautiful pieces that come from the workshop, Bertil, one of the designers looks all over for inspiration […]

5 years ago · 7 min read
Hanh – tracing the Mimi shape.

“My parents were expecting a girl so when I was born, they gave me a girl’s name. I got teased a bit at school because of my name, so I started trying to make everybody laugh. I was as nice to them as possible and it worked – after a few months no-one teased me […]

5 years ago · 7 min read
Hōa, 21 – upholsterer.

“I’m an adventurer. I left home at 14 and have moved from city to city ever since. The country is so boring. I love city life. And because I’m friendly and kind, people like me – so I always make friends easily.”

5 years ago · 7 min read
Ngân, 29 – upholstery artisan.

“Jade is for protection. I took my bracelet to a Buddhist temple and left it overnight with a monk to be blessed. It’s really necessary – there are lots of ghosts in my hometown. I’ve never seen one but I know people who have. If you see a shadow flying around your head, that’s a […]

5 years ago · 7 min read
Hand-made from start to finish: crafting the Mimi.

Surrounded by vibrant green rice fields and ponds full of shrimp, the workshop where the legs for the Mimi are crafted is easy to miss. From two and three-seater sofas to armchairs and ottomans, each Mimi is inspired by Fifties design with legs that have been tapered in the iconic mid-century shape.