For the past 18 years, curators and co-owners Eugenie Perret and Michael Schmick have traveled extensively - from Milan to Istanbul, Brooklyn to Barcelona - building relationships with furniture ateliers and manufacturers, many of whom have been in business for well over a century. “We focus on craftspeople who use ultra-lux materials, working like guildsmen from the past, who passed along skills of the trade to future generations,” says Michael Schmick, a professionally-schooled industrial designer.
Open since 1999, Minima is Philadelphia’s premier design showroom featuring contemporary furniture, lighting, and home accessories. The carefully curated collection includes works from the world’s leading designers and architects as well as local artisans. The transformative power of form, function, and material is illustrated in vignettes simulating an intimate home environment. Minima is driven by the principle that quality products create inspiring living spaces that enrich and fulfill lives.