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Myakka Blog

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

Celebrating with Carymoor Environmental Trust

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

We were proud to be invited to join the team at Carymoor Environmental Trust last week to celebrate 21 years of their inspiring work reclaiming a local disused landfill site. Since 1996 they have transformed this desolate landscape into a beautiful nature reserve with a sustainably built education centre and visitor attraction including: sensory & wild flower gardens, Celtic roundhouse, replica shanty town, forest school area and much more.  The site also boasts some exciting species of wildlife too, which shows that all the hard work is worth it!

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis, with a keen interest in sustainability and ecology, was also invited to open a new interactive exhibit at the site called 'Going Underground'. This installation, built into a shipping container, will live underground like a time-tunnel. It takes visitors on a time-walk revealing how fashion, packaging, news and popular culture have changed from the 1970's to present day, yet highlights that although the world moves on, many of the toys, music players, clothes and appliances still live on in landfill.

Myakka's involvement with Carymoor began a couple of years ago when we collaborated to create a pond-dipping platform. It's now a popular feature used by visiting school parties who are keen to find rare newts and pondlife in their nets!

We can't recommend a visit to Carymoor enough - Their experienced education team provide inspirational day visits for schools and other educational groups, as well as excellent outreach programmes. So if you're a teacher or education provider - get in touch. Note: visits to Carymoor Environmental Trust must be pre-arranged.

Our New Autumn Catalogue

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Our new Autumn catalogue has just arrived here at Myakka HQ and we are excited to be sending it out to customers over the next few weeks. Jam-packed full of new furniture, rugs and lighting ideas as well as your Myakka favourites, there is bound to be something new to tempt you.

New for this autumn are lots of fresh additions to our upholstery collection including the Mardi Gras Armchair and Footstool. Crafted in India by skilled artisans, this colourful and bold duo is sure to add vibrant character to your home and fast become your favourite spot for a cup of tea and a good book.

Another new addition to the Myakka family this autumn is Neela. This capsule collection features four pieces of Moroccan-inspired bone inlay furniture. Crafted in India using ethically sourced bone and finished with a cobalt blue resin, this stylish furniture is sure to make an impact in your home.

Other favourites include the new Mallani Rocking Chair. Crafted from solid sheesham wood, this stylish chair will look great and offer you a new comfy perch with its upholstered seat, and the Mallani Display Bookcase. With nine large storage cubbies and five drawers, this storage heavyweight will make organising your home a lot easier.

This autumn we are also introducing three new Berber style rugs. Made with 80% and 20% cotton, these rugs have a sumptuous, thick woolly pile which feels snuggly underfoot. Available in three designs including the Marrakech, with its simple black and natural diamonds pattern.

Don’t forget to look out for your new Myakka catalogue, it will be arriving through letterboxes over the next few weeks.

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Bold is Beautiful

Thursday, 31 August 2017

If you’re the kind of homeowner who likes to stand out from the crowd, then look no further than our new upholstery collection. Brimming with eye-popping colour and eclectic designs, our chairs, footstools and benches make fabulous additions to your décor that will certainly set your home apart and impress your friends.

All handcrafted in India on solid, hardwood frames, our designers have made striking fabric selections that are truly unique and exclusive to Myakka in the UK.

Here are our designer’s top tips for choosing the right chair or bench for you:

Matching is old-skool.  Confident interiors feature bold choices and nowadays there’s no need to fully co-ordinate your home.

A carnival of a piece and as unique and colourful as you could wish for, our Mardis Gras Armchair is a melting pot of classic wingback comfort and kaleidoscopic woven fabrics in a patchwork style with popping pink kantha stitching, proving bold really is beautiful!

Classic shapes give structure.  Our bold armchairs in classic designs give confident structure to your space and our distinctly different fabric choices ring the changes and truly make a statement.

Just the kind of wonderful, quirky furniture we know you love, the utterly original Global Fusion Armchair is exclusively made for Myakka in India. With a sturdy hardwood frame, comfortably supportive seat and backrest, nubbly woven cotton upholstery and wing sides to cosset you from draughts and stop your head lolling sideways when you nod off (which you will!), the chair is set on beautiful dark stained mango wood legs. Put it at the centre of your home life and you'll never look back.

Measure up.  Armchairs can be deceptively proportioned so make sure you have measured your available space correctly before commit. It's equally important to also measure access to your home, to ensure the delivery team can get your statement piece in. But don't worry if you can't quite squeeze in one of our fabulous chairs, we have coordinating footstools and benches galore too that will add a pop of colour and pattern to your decor.

Our Crazy Daisy Armchair is perfectly proportioned with curves in all the right places. Covered in colourful crewelwork embroidered flowers on felted turquoise fabric, it can be partnered with its matching Crazy Daisy Footstool. If you've not got enough room for this beautiful armchair, the footstool makes a fabulous statement all by itself.

Discover more in our new for autumn 2017 collection of upholstered chairs, footstools and benches by clicking here.

Happy 18th Birthday Myakka!

Thursday, 24 August 2017

We're so excited that Myakka is turning 18 this summer, and to celebrate we’re giving all our customers 18% OFF* until Thursday 31st August!

The Myakka story began back in 1999, when Myakka Directors Georgie Hopkins and Simon Whitehead brought to life their vision to offer customers something different for their home.

Myakka has grown over the last 18 years selling online and through our mail order catalogue, but we remain firmly rooted in Wincanton with both the HQ and our Warehouse Outlet.  “We’re very proud of how far we’ve come in the last 18 years. Our 18th birthday offer is a big thank you to all our customers who have helped us reach this milestone.”

“The shop attracts customers from the local area and, with excellent road links, people also travel from quite far to visit us in person to touch and feel the quality of our products,” says Georgie.

Here are just a few of our favourite deals to be had:
- Bayford Hallway Table – was £299, now only £245.18
- Surin Bruno The Bear Table – was £169, now only £138.58
- Fernley Hallway Organiser Bench – was £649, now only £532.18
- Marroc Kilim Rug – Large – was £159, now only £130.38
- Diamond Handloomed Throw  – was £22, now only £18.04
- Thakat Space-maker Chest Of Drawers – was £499, now only £409.18
- Jasmeen Office Desk – was £589, now only £482.98

To get your 18% off, just quote the code HOORAY when shopping online at, give us a call on 0345 460 3122, or pop into our Wincanton Warehouse Outlet.

*Our 18th Birthday offer excludes delivery charges, but if you are lucky enough to live close to the Wincanton Warehouse Outlet, you can use the Click & Collect option; buy within the promotion time and then collect at a time to suit you. This offer also excludes bundle deals, any other offers or promotions. Offer expires midnight Thursday 31st August 2017.

Myakka Autumn Preview

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Summer might still be in full swing but here at Myakka we’re busy preparing for the Autumn season with the introduction of our NEW Neela range, as well as some stunning additions to our upholstery collection. There are also some great new offerings across our other furniture ranges, plus accessories and lighting.

New Neela Collection
Our show-stopping Neela collection is sure to add the ‘wow’ factor to your home. With 4 pieces in the range, the Moroccan inspired bone inlay furniture combines hand carved bone and azure blue resin in geometric patterns, showcasing Indian artistry and craftsmanship at its finest. Superbly finished and detailed with vibrant cobalt painted interiors, each wonderfully decorative yet practical piece of bone inlay interior furniture is a 'jewel' for your home.

New Upholstery Additions
Just in time for the longer evenings snuggled in front of the TV, we’ve added some one-of-a-kind pieces to our upholstery collection. Bold is certainly beautiful, and our new armchairs, footstools, ottomans and benches are full to the brim with kaleidoscopic colour. All pieces in our upholstery collections are fairly traded and sure to be a real talking point in your home.

Mallani Updates
We’ve added a number of new pieces to our flagship Mallani range, including a Rocking Chair which oozes cosy, homespun charm and the versatile and hugely handsome Display Bookcase. We’ve also introduced this beautiful yet practical Compact Coffee Table, a space-saving version of our best-selling Mallani Drawer & Store Coffee Table.

Accessories & Lighting
This Autumn, we’re welcoming in a number of Goodweave-certified rugs including the colourful Orrin, Jebel and Casablanca designs, as well as the Tangier and Marrakech styles for a more neutral feel.

Light up your home as the longer evenings draw in with some of our bright new offerings. Make a statement in your hallway or living room with the Rattan Large Woven Lamp, or add some elegant lighting to your home with the unique Copse Floor Lamp, handcrafted in Thailand using responsibly sourced monkey pod wood.

And finally… Noodle's made some friends! A huge hit since we introduced him, the hand-woven seagrass hound is now joined by a mini-me – the Noodle Pup – and a very fine Sausage indeed. And if customer reactions to the original Noodle are anything to go by (read them for yourself in 'customer reviews'), these beady button-eyed newcomers will find welcome homes quicker than our real dog Dave can eat a bacon sandwich!

There are so many fresh pieces arriving at Myakka this Autumn. Here are some of our other favourites:
Aztec Kilim & Artisan Cotton Butterfly Chairs
Radial Coffee Table
Vandara Dressing Table
Surin Coco the Cat
Parquet Sofaside Nest of Tables
Shanti Rug
Peacock Floor Cushions
Rani Sunburst Mirror

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