118 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910639.952751 -75.145200
Neighborhoods: Center City, Center City East
Well curated beautiful selection of furniture, lighting and accessories. Last few years they have added a line of fine wood furniture pieces from Europe and locally made. We purchased for our home living room sofa , armchairs and solid wood dinning table & chairs. It took about 10 weeks but it was so worth the wait. Pieces were impeccable fine details and finishes. The owners took care of the delivery, installation and they stop by at the time of delivery to make sure it went smoothly.
It is a pleasure to work with people who pay so much attention to detail.
Great place to shop furniture – We were referred to Minima by friends who furnished their house with them. We were greeted by a very friendly staff and introduced to the owner. We needed a lot of help not just furnishing our house but design services as well. The owner graciously and patiently with her design partner work with us not just designing but consulting us with the construction of our house.
They recommended many local carpenters for custom kitchen and bathrooms which were very high quality. Minima spent with us three months just consulting and picking our beautiful furniture which we cherish with our family. From the beginning to the end very professional with a great design sense. when our friends come over they can't stop complementing about our furniture. Recently we purchased a book at Minima " Restoring a house in the City" which features the only Philadelphia historical house renovated and furnished by them. It has a 12 page spread with beautiful images of the house.
Minimal deliberatly lied to me. – I purchased 2 Risom Lounge chairs and was given an estimated delivery date of 8 to 10 weeks.
On week 9, I called and was told that they would be ?ready to ship from Knoll in Allentown? in 2 weeks. I called 2 weeks later and was told that they would arrive in two weeks. When I pointed out that they?d already said that, they said ?ready to ship? didn?t mean that they would ship. This was Trick #1.
2 weeks later they said the chairs we shipping the following week. I asked for my money back and they refused. I then asked the proprietor directly to give me her word that she would refund my money if the chairs were not delivered by the currently promised date. She agreed.
I drove over to the showroom and asked the proprietor to confirm our agreement in writing. I handed her my receipt to write on. She changed the subject by offering me free delivery. I thanked her for the gesture. She noted ?free delivery? on my receipt and began to hand it back to me. I continued ?and you will refund my money if the chairs are again not delivered when promised.? There could be no misunderstanding; she began writing as I spoke and I asked her to sign it.
Imagine my surprise when I got home and read that she?d only written that she?d ?given her word? that the delivery would be made, with no mention of guaranteeing a refund. This was Trick #2.
I called her to say that I felt I?d be tricked. She denied this. So I was extremely careful in asking her if she now denied that she had given me her word to refund my money if the current delivery date was not meet. Astonishingly, she denied it. Twice.
Bluntly but practically put, the proprietor of Minima Furniture deliberately and repeatedly lied to me.
Name implies it best – This store certainly is minimal, there isn't that much to see. They say they have some of the best selections in modern furniture but its hard to see how its going to work in my home with such little to touch and feel. Prices seem to be through the roof when compared to some of the high end pieces i have done for my loft in NYC but they do carry some impressive names like Minotti. I didn't really find the staff that helpful either, which was disappointing but i guess the name implies minimal, which is what you'll get lol.
Cool, cool shop brings home the future. – The Scene
The sleek and spare all-white interior of this Old City shop might be a tad intimidating, but steel yourself and enter this brave new world, where the severe-looking furniture often reveals itself to have a fun-loving heart.
Not for devotees of shabby chic, the furniture for sale here is, as the name implies, of a minimalist bent, with nary a ruffle or curlicue in sight. Standouts are, no surprise, often of Italian lineage. Look for makers such as Cappellini, Frighetto and Desalto. And bring your platinum credit card--this unadorned look doesn't come cheap. Bargain hunters may find some respite in the somewhat lower-priced Minneapolis-based Blu Dot line.
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