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

Dangling from the Treetops...

Monday, 19 June 2017

Dangling from the treetops might not seem a productive way to spend the working day, but last week the whole Myakka team from Wincanton and Guildford, downed tools for a day of fun and mental challenges in the countryside. This annual company day out took us to the other side of Somerset for some team building exercises and allowed us to take a short break from helping our customers and tackling furniture logistics.

Splitting into four teams across mixed departments, the friendly rivalry soon surfaced as we were led across some pretty 'out of your comfort zone' challenges. Learning how to 'levitate' and transfer radioactive rods from one tube to another was heaps of fun, but the crate stack really sorted the men from the boys (sorry ladies, it's just a saying!).

At the end of the challenge, a nail-biting tie-break was resolved by rock, paper, scissors, only for the winner of that to have failed in discovering the ultimate winning code to unlock the treasure chest! The tension!

Congratulations to Vicki's team, the supreme champions of decoding! Bring it on next year.

Thanks to Mendip Outdoor Pursuits for a fun day, and thanks to Donna for supplying the sweeties to keep our team going.

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Hot Myakka Summer Sale Deals - up to 50% off!

Friday, 16 June 2017

Myakka Summer Sale

The Myakka Summer Sale is now on and you can get up to 50% off! We have a great selection of furniture, home accessories and soft furnishings with savings of up to 50% off. This summer the sale starts on Friday 16th June and will run all the way until Monday 31st July. But don’t miss out, some of best bargains won’t be around for long – miss it, miss out!

Our Summer Sale Highlights...

Here at Myakka HQ, we love a bargain so we have pulled together a list of our favourite Myakka summer sale deals…
There is a great selection of furniture, accessories and lighting on sale so there is sure to be something to suit your home perfectly. Alternatively, if you need a little more inspiration, then our Guildford Shop and Wincanton Warehouse Outlet are stuffed full of design ideas and gifts and accessories. There are even more bargains to be found at the exclusive furniture clearance sale at our Wincanton Warehouse Outlet. Starting at 10am on Saturday 17th June, you could save up to 70% on a great selection customer returns, samples and clearance furniture including console tables, lights, chairs and nest of tables. Doors open at 10am with everything sold on a first come first serve basis, so don't miss out! Finally, for full stock information and to order online, just visit Alternatively, visit the Myakka Warehouse Outlet, Tythings Commercial Centre, Wincanton, BA9 9EQ or give us a call on 01963 31222. Hurry, Myakka Summer Sale ends Monday 31st July!

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Father's Day gift ideas to make his day

Friday, 9 June 2017

Dads are notoriously tricky to buy for, so this year we've put together a list of unique Father's Day gift ideas to make him smile and feel special...

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Surin Bruno the Bear Table only £149 Bruno is the perfect addition to any man-cave. Hand carved from solid monkey pod wood into the shape of a characterful bear, this little table is perfect for holding a pint of beer and some pretzels.

Surin Bruno the Bear Table

Glass Tile Box only £39.95

This has been a popular gift for Myakka for years and it is clear to see why. Made from solid sheesham wood with pretty glass tile detail, no two are ever the same.

Ooty Stripe Wool Kilim Footstool only £89.95

Get your dad to put his feet up with this handsome and practical footstool in our favourite Ooty Stripe pattern. After all, he may even let you use it too!

Ooty Stripe Wool Kilim Footstool

Studded Square Wall Clock only £74.95

This cool clock would make a great present for any Dad who likes the industrial trend. Plus, it's both stylish and practical!

Noodle Dog only £49.95

This welcoming dog has been hand-woven from seagrass with friendly beady eyes and a smart black ribbon collar. Not only does Noodle make a perfect present for any dog-loving Dads, but he is a gift for the whole family! Moreover, he doesn't demand any walkies!

Noodle Dog

Rattan Anemone Lamp only £149.95

This super stylish lamp will add real drama to your Dad's décor. Made from rattan and crafted into the shape of a sea anemone, so your Dad is sure to love this lamp.

Laughing Buddha from only £49.95

Hand carved from Suar wood (locally known as the Indian Rain tree wood) your Dad is sure to appreciate the craftsmanship in this carved wooden Buddha. Whenever he sees the Buddha, he's sure to smile at his jolly face!

Laughing Buddha

Red Tribal Wool Kilim Footstool only £89.95

Get your Dad to put his feet up with this practical and tasteful footstool. Our best-selling red tribal pattern kilim has been upholstered onto a solid wooden frame to create a hardwearing and practical footstool.

Surin Double Helix Table only £149

Finally, our Surin Double Helix Table. Carved from one solid piece of solid monkey pod wood, this table is a real show-stopper! Showing off both the natural light and dark colours of the wood with two twists that meet at the table top. However you decide to treat your Dad this Father’s Day, make sure you spend some quality time with him too!

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What is a Kilim Rug?

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Myakka kilim rugs

What is a kilim rug?

Our customers often ask us, 'what is a kilim rug?'. Most of the rugs we have available are kilim rugs. So, we wanted to take this opportunity to tell you a little more about these versatile and stylish rugs, and why a kilim rug could be perfect for you.

Kilim rugs are flat woven, unlike other styles of rugs. Thus, they don’t have any pile like a more traditional carpet. This does mean that they can feel a little thin compared to other rugs. However, as they have a very close weave and the strength of the materials used, kilims are a very durable rug.

Wool & cotton blend

80% wool and 20% cotton blend makes up the majority of our kilim rugs. Both these materials are farmed around India; most of the wool comes from the Bikaner area of India in the North West neighbouring Pakistan. The weavers carefully hand spin, wash and hand dye the rugs. Then, they weave it into the beautiful kilims that look great in your home.

Skilled weaver in action

Many of the skilled weavers work in factories or from home on their own looms, working either by themselves or in pairs, depending on the size of the rug. Traditionally many of the patterns and symbols had meanings with each rug telling a story; perhaps of long life, fertility and family. Now, more modern designs tend to have a more geometric in design. Many of the weavers who work from home have to fit their weaving time in around farming, which can make supply a little unpredictable! Once finished, the kilim rug is taken to the main warehouse by the weavers to be quality checked, before packing it up ready to be shipped over to the UK.

This summer we have three new kilim designs available, with more in the pipeline for autumn. Make sure you take a look at all our kilims here. Stylish and durable, you won't regret bringing a beautiful kilim rug into your home.

kilim rug

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