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Myakka Blog

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

New Year Celebrations!

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year to you - customers old and new! 2014 has been fun for us here at Myakka HQ celebrating 15 years of fabulous fair trade furniture and home accessories, and we hope that 2015 will get even better with many exciting new products and adventures.

We'd like to remind you that your help helps all of our fair trade suppliers in India and beyond too. When we are successful to are they and that's what we are all about here at Myakka.

Here's to an even better year in 2015 and we are looking forward to see what the year brings.

See you in the New Year!

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We're looking forward to Spring...

Monday, 29 December 2014

Every year in December we battle through the cold and grey weather to spend a week or so on location completing photography for our new Spring catalogue. This December we spent six days in three beautiful homes taking some striking new images of some Myakka classics and new additions ready for their debut in March 2015.

In addition to two of our favourite homes in Salisbury and Micheldever, we visited a new house near Malmesbury in Wiltshire, which offered many new photo opportunities to really show off our unique products. One of the most difficult things to do is create a spring look in December when it is rather grey outside but with the aid of some clever lighting and some spring flowers we think we have achieved some lovely pictures.

The team worked hard to take as many photographs as possible capturing the natural grain detail and colour of the wood of our furniture as well as taking pictures of some new accessories. The new catalogue will be ready in March and will feature additional pieces in our Mallani, Hathi, Thakat and Gypsy ranges and great new accessories too. There will also be two exclusive new ranges making their first appearance in March… watch this space for more details!

Once again, we worked with the very talented photographer David McDowall who we have worked with now for a number of shoots. We always try hard to capture the detail of the furniture in a real setting so it can take more time to capture the perfect image, with lots of prop swapping in the process!

The design and creative team is now busy working hard to turn all this hard work into a beautiful catalogue full of exciting new pieces designed especially for you. Don’t miss out… if you’re not already on the Myakka mailing list, make sure you sign up so you’re included in the first mailing of the new catalogue hot off the press in March.

Simply click here to get yours.

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Special Furniture Clearance Sale - up to 70% off!

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Our exclusive furniture clearance sale starts on Saturday 27th December at 10am. This special event takes place at our Warehouse Outlet in Wincanton, Somerset and is the perfect opportunity to grab yourself a real bargain!

You could save up to a massive 70% on customer returns, samples and clearance furniture in our special one off clearance sale. We have a vast selection of furniture to carry away; including nests of tables, blanket boxes, coffee tables, TV units and dining tables – plus much, much more.

The sale will run from Saturday 27th December at 10am until Sunday 25th January. These bargains are limited and are strictly on a first come, first served basis. So make sure you are here ready to take away your furniture. Please note the clearance section is only open on weekends.

The Myakka Warehouse Outlet is easy to find just off the A303 trunk road in Somerset. For more information about how to find us please have a look at our Warehouse Outlet page. For further information on the sale please give our friendly customer service team a call on 0345 460 3122 or email

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A Christmas Thank You!

Merry Christmas and thank you to all our customers!
We've had a fabulous 2014 and we hope you have too.

All your purchases help our fair trade suppliers in India and beyond - when we flourish so do they which is what we are all about here at Myakka.

The whole team at Myakka wish you a very Merry Christmas and a great 2015!

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Our Winter Sale in now ON!

Our Winter Sale in now on here at Myakka and you could get up to 50% off some of our best selling furniture, accessories and soft furnishings. This year the sale starts on Tuesday 23rd December and will run through the whole month until Sunday 25th January 2015. But don’t leave it to the last minute, some of our best deals have limited stock so be quick! The Myakka sale is available online through our website, via our sale catalogue, over the phone and at our Warehouse Shop based in Wincanton, Somerset.

Here at Myakka HQ we are always keen to see which of our favourite pieces are in the sale. Many of us have our eye on one of two items with cracking discounts.  With this in mind we thought we would share some of our favourite sale bargains with you...

Many of our best discounts are on discontinued items so once they’re gone they’re gone for good, so be quick!

Our Warehouse Shop has the Myakka range on display and our Shop Team is full of useful product knowledge to help answer any questions you may have. If you’re a little too far away to come and see us, do give our Customer Service team a call, they love a chat and are full of information on products, stock and delivery.

This winter we are also holding a special furniture clearance event starting on Saturday 27th December at 10am. This will be your chance to get some great deals on furniture seconds and customer returns – with up to 70% off. These are sold on a strictly first come, first served basis and many are one offs so you really must arrive early to get the best deals.

Hurry! Sale ends Sunday 25th January 2015

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Occasional Tables and Chairs – Perfect for Guests!

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Over the festive season, it is often the case that our homes have a lot more people in than it normally has to deal with. With these extra people, the demand for somewhere to sit or to pop down a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie can reach competitive levels. This is where an occasional table or chair or some stools & benches are perfect!

We have a great range of occasional tables and stools, especially from our Surin range. Many are hand carved from solid monkey pod wood can be used as both a useful side table and a handy perch for a person. Our Surin Infinity Table is one of our most popular tables that is perfect next to your sofa but works equally well as an occasional stool. The Surin Bruno Bear Table is the perfect side table and his friendly face is bound to be a conversation starter.

The Mallani Bar Perch & Dining Stools are perfect to have to have at home. The Dining Stool is the perfect height for most dining tables and when not needed for a big family gathering it is perfect for a bedroom, or tucked away neatly in the corner.

A nest of tables are perfect if you have guest coming over. All of our nests of tables slide neatly together when not in use, but when an extra side table is need for drinks and nibbles, they make the perfect solution. The Contemporary Nest of Tables is a customer favourite with good reason – they take very little of you floor space up but provide three useful surfaces when entertaining and the slightly curved legs are a real design feature making them both pretty and practical.

Best of all – many of our occasional tables and chairs can still be delivered before Christmas. If it is in stock and only requires our standard delivery service, then as long as you order by midday Monday 22nd December, we can get it to you for the big day – and delivery is FREE!

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Last Orders Please! It's not too late for Christmas 2014...

Monday, 15 December 2014

Don't panic there is still time to shop for Christmas - You can order in stock small furniture, gifts and accessories up until midday Monday 22nd December for pre-Christmas delivery. Best of all, we are still offering our standard delivery (usually £4.95) FREE! We have many unusual gift ideas in stock and ready to be delivered in time for Father Christmas. You have until midnight on Monday 15th December to order your large and medium pieces of furniture for pre-Christmas delivery. 

Some of our bestselling smaller furniture pieces are still available - ready to be in your house for this Christmas - and best of all our standard delivery is FREE! Our Mallani Space-Saver Bookshelf is one of our favourite items of furniture, small enough to fit into a tight spot but with lots of room for books and DVDs it is perfect for a quick last minute Christmas tidy up. Another best seller from the Mallani range is the Contemporary Nest of Tables, at only £129, it is the perfect accessory for your home. This little nest is perfect if you have guests this Christmas as there will always be somewhere to put extra refreshments but store neatly together when not needed.

Lots of our popular Surin range can be delivered to you in time for Christmas including the friendly Surin Elephant Ride Table and the lovely Surin Love Heart Table - both carved from solid monkey pod wood; these gifts that will last a lifetime and both have FREE standard delivery.

For some of those tricky people on your list, we have some great ideas. Our Bird Tealight Holder makes a lovely gift for that person who has everything! Made using recycled aluminium, this gift is looks as lovely lit as it does lit-up with candles. Scented candles make a lovely gift option and our range from Dalit arrive packed up in lovely gift boxes – which make them very easy to wrap up! With every purchase of a Dalit candle or spices, money goes towards helping the Dalit people who are some of the poorest in India.
Whoever you have got left to buy for this Christmas, we are sure to have the perfect gift solution and best of all it can be delivered for FREE up until Christmas! – If it is in stock and is within our standard delivery charge bracket.

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Team Myakka celebrate Christmas Jumper Day!

Friday, 12 December 2014

 Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day is now in its third year and the team here at Myakka have embraced the chance to both wear our Christmas jumpers and help raise some money for a worthy cause. 

In total there were 14 of the team who dressed up with Christmas jumpers and headpieces along with Dave the dog got involved with his very own Christmas hat! 

We have made our donation to Save the Children which is such a worthy cause, a donation of just £2 really can save lives. Your £2 could buy potentially life-saving antibiotics to treat three new-born babies fighting infections.

So why not don your favourite Christmas jumper and help others at the same time? Just text WOOLLY to 70050 to donate £2!

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Visit our Somerset Warehouse Outlet!

Monday, 1 December 2014

If you're struggling for gift ideas this Christmas then our Warehouse Outlet is exactly what you need. It is packed full of gift ideas, accessories and of course all of our lovely furniture. Best of all we are open all the way up to Christmas Eve to help with all of those last minute gifts.  Our friendly team in the shop are always on hand with some helpful ideas and to lend a friendly hand.

Over the festive season we are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. We do close a little earlier than normal on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, so please take this into consideration if you are travelling to see us.

 Our Christmas 2014 opening hours are..

Our normal Warehouse Outlet opening hours are 9.00am – 5.30pm Monday to Fridays, 10.00 – 5.00pm Saturday and 10.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday. We have a majority of our furniture on show so it is the perfect place to get a feel for your potential new furniture before you buy. If you would like to take home or see something in particular, please give us a call on 0345 460 3122 to make sure that it is available.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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