Minima began as a series of sketches and a prototype in 2012. This was enough to catch the interest of Province Lighting whose enthusiasm in our lights buoyed us into business – and they remain one of our trusted national stockists.

Our first range of lights was officially launched at the 2014 Design Indaba. There we met many local and international interior designers and boutique owners who loved our Scandi-inspired style and became long-standing partners in minima’s promotion.

We also met the CBI, Dutch-funded initiative that, in partnership with the CCDI (Cape Craft Institute), finds fresh local design talent to groom for export. We were at the right place at the right time and – after a series of interviews – were selected to join its programme. Peers include Vogel Design, Sax Corner, Skinny la Minx and De Steyl.

With CBI’s support we’ve since shown our products at Design Indaba 2015, 100% Design, SARCDA and Maison et Objet in Paris.