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Indian furniture, Dining Table, Nest of Tables, Cushions and Accessories

Heera – Our New Light Mango Wood Furniture Collection

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

If you’re looking for light mango wood furniture, let us introduce you to our newest collection, Heera. We love receiving feedback from our customers and we’re proud to say that this new collection is a result of requests for more light wood furniture for your homes.

Heera Bed

From the Hindi for ‘diamond’, this lighter wood furniture collection is crafted from bleached mango wood with textured design details. The glinting gold-tone accents add a touch of understated glamour and the matt lacquer finish protects the wood. It’s a whole new look in ethical home style and we’re very excited to show it to you.

Sustainable Light Mango Wood Furniture

Mango wood is a solid hardwood which is also very sustainable; the wood from mango trees is only harvested for timber once the trees have reached their full height and have either stopped or are producing much less fruit. Because of this, we love mango wood furniture. That's why we use it for a lot of our furniture.

Heera Small Cabinet

Hello Heera

There are 9 pieces in this brand new light mango wood furniture collection. From the bedroom to the living room, dining room to the hallway, it’s easy to introduce this on-trend range to every room in your home.

We know how important it is to have stylish furniture that also offers clever storage solutions. That’s why we know you’ll love the Heera Storage Coffee Table. We designed the drawers to be double-ended, allowing easy access from either side. This also means that the table looks good from every angle - an important feature, we think you'll agree!

Heera Storage Coffee Table

One of our favourite pieces is the Heera Storage Wardrobe. A completely new design for us, this freestanding wardrobe combines fair trade goodness with contemporary storage solutions. Inside you’ll find a generous hanging space as well as a shelf, deep cubbies and drawers in a single unit.

A versatile piece that would be at home in your living room, dining room, kitchen or hallway, the Heera Petite Sideboard is full of the verve and expert craftsmanship that you know us for. Perfect for stowing away your cutlery and crockery, and even after dinner games. Simply pull out the removable mid-height shelf in the larger cupboard to store taller items such as vases and decanters.

Heera Petite Sideboard

On-Trend Metallic Accents

As we all know, metallic accents are very on-trend at the moment. This is a trend that doesn't show signs of slowing down anytime soon, either. The gold-tone accents in Heera are perfect for that subtle nod to the trend. Paired with the light mango wood, each piece oozes mid-century glam charm.

If you're after some more ideas for incorporating the metallic trend into your home, you can read our blog post about our favourite metallic pieces here.

So, what are you waiting for? View our brand new light mango wood furniture collection, Heera, on our website. It’s arriving soon and ready to pre-order now!

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Myakka’s Autumn 2018 Furniture Collection has Arrived

Friday, 31 August 2018

Our Autumn 2018 furniture collection is here! Although we introduce new products twice throughout the year, the excitement when we launch new products never fades.

This season we’ve got two new ranges for you (more on those in another blog post...). Furthermore, we’ve added to some of our existing collections including Mallani and Savari.

Autumn 2018 Furniture Collection

Adding to the Mallani Magic

Our Mallani Collection has been with us since the beginning. Each piece lovingly crafted in lustrous, sustainable sheesham hardwood, we're very fond of it and it would seem you are too! For that reason, we know you'll be pleased to hear about these 4 new Mallani products.

Mallani Sliding Door TV Unit

For the living room, we’ve got practical Mallani Sliding Door TV Unit, and for the lovers of our best-selling Contemporary Nest of Tables, we’re now offering a Mallani Sofaside Nest of Tables – perfect for keeping all your creature comforts to hand. Or if you’re looking for new bedroom furniture then you might be interested in our new Mallani Four Drawer Chest and Mallani Open Storage Wardrobe – both excellent compact storage solutions.

Mallani Sofaside Nest of Tables

Savari Style

Our Savari Collection is full of pieces which help you to reflect your unique and individual style, and our new Autumn 2018 collection additions are no different. Whether adding eye-catching individuality to your living room or shining out as a comfy and inviting accent anywhere, the Quilted Leather Sunshine Chair exudes the best of ethical home style.

Quilted Leather Sunshine Chair

When you have a drinks collection to be proud of, there’s no need to hide it away in a cupboard. Nicknamed the ‘Happy Hour Cabinet’ the Savari Drinks Cabinet oozes industrial chic-appeal. The best bit is that it’s ready to serve you your favourite tipple at any time!

Savari Drinks Cabinet

We know how much you all loved our Peetal Side Table & Coffee Table from the Spring 2018 Collection, so we’re sure you’ll appreciate our Booma Brass Nesting Tables; a true 2018 trend, brass has followed in the footsteps of copper and rose gold and joined the metallic accent trend family. Glinting circles that catch the eye, this striking pair of brass-effect side tables intrigues with its dynamic cutout patterns. Pretty and practical, too – the larger table stores on top of the smaller when you don’t need both.

Booma Brass Nesting Tables - Large

If you’re interested in reading more about the metallic accents trend, just click here to read our blog post on how to incorporate this simple yet striking trend into your home décor.

Undeniably Cool Upholstery

Our Upholstery Collection features some of our best-selling pieces. New this season are a number of statement armchairs and striking sofas. First up is our Sultan Tufted Diamond Sofa. We might be biased but we don’t think you can get more unique or individual than this! A textural, colourful treat to behold, row upon row of fringe-like woollen tufts create a delightful diamond design. It truly is the kind of piece that makes a space – and attracts admiration. Pair it with the Sultan Footstool for more of this kaleidoscopic individuality.

Sultan Tufted Diamond Sofa

Sometimes all it takes to invigorate a room and set the décor buzzing is one single piece of furniture. And we’re pretty sure that we’ve found that piece. Our Velvet Jazz Tub Chair comes in 3 colours; Mustard, Crimson and Petrol. Each style features a vivifying black and white zigzag printed cotton backing. Ticking off two 2018 interior trend boxes – colour pop and velvet – these chairs are as beautiful as they are comfortable.

Velvet Jazz Tub Chairs

Finally, you can find all of our new Autumn 2018 furniture collection pieces on our website – just click here.

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Myakka visit Kirstie Allsopp's Handmade Fair

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Back in June, we were lucky enough to be invited to attend Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair at Bowood House in Wiltshire. The ultimate creative day out, The Handmade Fair celebrates the beauty of all things handmade. It also offers its visitors the chance to learn the skills to become makers themselves. The show tours the country with three events throughout the year; Ragley Hall, Bowood House and Hampton Court Palace.

Each show has a mixture of talks from creative experts (including Kirstie herself), workshops and a whole shopping village filled with the very best creators and suppliers. In addition, you’ll find lots of delicious food and drink stands to keep you fed and watered throughout the day.

Wonderful Workshops

We started the day in the VIP tent. We were excited to be greeted with a fabulous goodie bag and a welcome drink! Eager to learn some new skills, we immediately signed up to 3 workshops throughout the day; firstly, the Watercolour Cocktail Hour with Harriet de Winton of de Winton Paper co, followed by the Pretty Foxy Pompom workshop which was put on by Sammy from Ruby & The Squirrel.

Watercolour Cocktail Hour with Harriet de Winton of de Winton Paper co

Finally, we tried our hands at hoop screen printing in the Pick Pretty Paints workshop, hosted by Erin, the founder of the lovely little St. Ives print studio. We had a lot of fun at each workshop. By the end of the day, we felt equipped with lots of ideas to put our new-found skills to practice!

Pick Pretty Paints workshop

During lunch in the VIP tent, green-fingered superstar Sarah Raven held a short talk. Sarah shared her wisdom on all things growing, picking and arranging flowers. In addition, there was a Q&A session which gave us the perfect opportunity to pick her brains. You may have noticed that we use lots of beautiful blooms in our photography, so it was great to get the chance to get some tips for future photo shoots.

Sarah Raven talk

Of course, we couldn’t leave the show without a quick shopping trip! The Shopping Village hosts lots of makers and sellers who bring their wonderful wares to the show. From jewellery makers to craft suppliers, food and drink makers to Cats Protection and the Woodland Trust; there really is something for everyone. It would be very difficult to go home empty-handed!

Fabric in the Shopping Village

Visit the Handmade Fair

Sound like your kind of thing? You can find out more about the event on the Handmade Fair website. The next show is coming up in September at the beautiful Hampton Court Palace. It really is the craft-lover’s dream day out!

The Handmade Fair

Finally, keep your eyes peeled on our website! You may just find a Handmade Fair related competition coming up VERY soon…

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Global influences interior trend, the Myakka way

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

It’s no surprise that the global influences interior trend is interwoven into every Myakka product. We’re very proud that all of our furniture, home accessories and lighting are sourced from fair trade suppliers in India, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. And this look is big for 2018. Both Good Homes Magazine and Ideal Home are tipping the global influences interior trend to make a comeback in a stylish way.

Bringing the global influences interior trend to your home

It’s so simple to introduce this trend into your home; just a hint of global inspiration can add lots of visual interest to a room. Equally, don’t be afraid to mix patterns, colours and cultural influences to create a layered, well-travelled look.

So here are our favourite ways to add some of the global influences interior trend to your home.

Fair Trade Furniture

Our range of fair trade furniture is handcrafted for us by artisan makers using sustainably sourced wood, including sheesham, mango, monkey pod and reclaimed pine.

We’ve had a long-running love affair with our Hathi Collection that just keeps getting stronger. Made from solid sheesham wood, we just can’t get enough of the hand carved elephants. This collection brings the perfect amount of global inspiration to your home and with pieces for the dining room, living room, bedroom and hallway, this truly unique furniture has something for every room.

Hathi Storage Coffee Table

On the other hand, if you’re looking for something a little more colourful, how about our Neela Bone Inlay Collection? Combining hand carved bone (a by-product of the food industry) and azure blue resin in geometric patterns, these pieces are a real showcase of Indian artistry and craftsmanship. Moroccan-inspired, each piece will surely become the real ‘jewel’ of your home.

Neela detail

Our Mehindi Small Cabinet is a treasure chest of a different kind; handcrafted from mango wood and decorated by hand with exotic and colourful patterns borrowed from the magical art of Mehindi – the practice of henna body painting as used for centuries in India to heal, transform and bless. A beautiful fairly traded cabinet which combines useful storage with exotic individuality.

Mehindi Small Cabinet

Timeless Textiles

Textiles are a simple yet effective way to introduce global-inspired patterns and colours into your home. Living up to its name, our Global Fusion range comprises colourful rugs, cushions and upholstery inspired by global style. One of our favourite pieces is the Global Fusion Round Pouffe. Upholstered in printed cotton and adorned with multi-coloured stitching and decorative tassels, it’s the ideal place to pop your feet up after a long day.

Global Fusion Round Pouffe

Show your floors a little exotic love with our Casablanca Berber Rug. This colourful interpretation of the original Moroccan Berber style rug proves that barefoot is best thanks to its snuggly mix of warm wool and cotton. Moreover, it’s a rug with the feel-good factor, thanks to it being GoodWeave certified. This pioneering charity works to stop child labour in the carpet and rug industry in countries such as India and Nepal, a cause which we are extremely proud to support.

Casablanca Berber Rug

Worldly Accessories

Global accessories can be a simple and inexpensive way to provide an adventurous, nomadic finishing touch to the room. We’re big fans of the animal kingdom at Myakka. So, of course, we had to add a little animalistic touch to the global influences interior trend! Our Savanna Animal Masks come in an array of designs and sizes. In fact, our customers love them so much that the Savanna family just keeps on growing! In addition, they make the most eye-catching and unusual wall décor and are sure to be a conversation starter for guests.

Savanna Animal Masks

Lanterns add some exotic decoration and, when lit, a lovely warmth to any space. Named after the Hindi word for light, the handsome Roshani Lanterns honour India’s centuries-old tradition of metalwork. Made from metal with an aged brass finish, the hand-welded lanterns feature elaborate pierced patterns and have glazed sides.

Roshani Lanterns

And finally, it of course goes without saying that the global influence interior trend is always in style at Myakka. Shop our full range of furniture, home accessories and lighting at

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Sundaya - our new mango wood furniture collection

Friday, 4 May 2018

We are big fans of mango wood furniture. From our romantic Maison collection and carved wood Vandara collection to the industrial and vintage style of Bayford, there’s a range to suit every taste and décor.

So you won’t be too surprised to hear that we’re super excited to introduce our latest mango wood furniture collection, Sundaya.

Sundaya - Mango wood furniture collection

Sundaya – Our New Mango Wood Furniture Collection 

Handcrafted exclusively for us in India from solid mango kiln-dried hardwood, the collection comprises 12 introductory pieces. You’ll find solutions for every room; from hallway furniture to timeless pieces for your living room to storage saviours.

Finished with a light lacquer and hammered iron handles, Sundaya’s clean, classic lines make it so simple to coordinate any of the pieces with your current décor. Plus, the handles are easily interchangeable allowing you to adapt the piece to reflect your own personal style.

One of our favourite pieces from the introductory collection is the Sundaya Organiser Console. With four drawers and a handy slatted base, it is a storage genius working well in your hallway to keep clutter at bay. Team with our Hogla baskets and finish the look with a vase of cheerful flowers or a statement table lamp.

Sundaya mango wood furniture - Organiser Console

Alternatively, add a little touch of Sundaya to your living room with our naturally neat and space efficient Nest of Tables. This trio of solid wood tables is endlessly useful; bring them out for afternoon tea, evening drinks, a plant or lamp or even a cluster of delicious smelling candles. And when they’re not in use, just neatly nest them away to take up minimal floor space. What’s not to love?

Sundaya mango wood furniture - Nest of Tables

Of course, we are always looking for fabulous new ways to store and display our most treasured items. So versatile to work in the living room, dining room, bedroom or office, the Sundaya Asymmetric Storage Unit has a charming mixture of open and closed storage solutions. The asymmetric arrangement of drawers, shelves and single cupboard creates an individual yet organised living space.

Sundaya mango wood furniture - Asymmetric Unit

Responsibly Sourced Mango Wood 

And why do we love mango wood so much, you might be wondering? Mango wood is relatively new to the furniture industry, compared to the likes of sheesham and pine. Like all our other furniture, the wood we use for our mango wood furniture is sustainably sourced as a by-product of the mango fruit industry. In fact, the plantations only harvest the wood when the tree is at the end of its fruit-bearing life.

Mango wood is also particularly durable, though we of course recommend a regular polish to keep it looking its best. Our Mylands Wax is the perfect wax to use; you can read our blog post on how to wax your furniture here.

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