Local Design: New Lights From minima

WORDS Lindi Brownell Meiring IMAGES courtesy of minima


South African design brand minima, headed up by designer Jacques Cronje, has become well-known for its digitally-cut timber products, having created over 30 different lights since its inception in 2014.

I enjoy pushing the boundaries of what I think timber can do,” says Jacques. “By manipulating arcs and angles I can produce interesting lighting effects, which naturally sets the tone in a space. In nature trees bend and twist in order to reach the light; I use simple geometry to reflect and filter light. With my first love being architecture, and more specifically designing timber homes and buildings, including lighting and furniture in my portfolio has been a natural progression for me.”

The brand’s latest releases, namely Echo, Cubic and Mosaic, see a new addition to minima’s woven bamboo lighting collection, inspired by Jacques’ love for the way in which timber is able to bend and curve.

From left: Echo, Cubic and Mosaic.

Made using flexible and pliable Bamboo, each light is coated with an eco-friendly low VOC water-based polyurethane sealer.

The lights are flat-packed and come with metal clips that allow you to connect each flat panel to form a double-curved shape.

For more information, visit minima.co.za.