Furnish your home with Jimmie Martin
Some furniture brands are quite boring and purely practical; the chairs and wardrobes seem as if they have been around forever. Jimmie Martin’s luxury furniture brand is not one of these; it celebrates one-off pieces and combines decadence with quirkiness and urban nostalgia.
The furniture brand was launched in 2004 and the key to its continuing success is consistency with a twist of stylish sophistication as well as a modern edge.
The chairs in the collection take advantage of classic designs with unique upholstery; they appear to be influenced by the British punk movement and American pop art scene. One of our favourites is a traditional French Louis XIV style armchair; the frame has been painted in gloss black allowing it to really gleam. The seat has been upholstered in black leather that highlights the paint and makes the whole piece feel very shiny. The chair is turned into an artist’s canvas with the words “I used to be blue”, which makes it feel rock ‘n’ roll rather than princess-like. If you are thinking yes, I love the chair but what would I put with it? Well it just so happens that they also do a range of sofas, check them out!
Two words: crazy cabinets! The collection of cabinets is bold, big and makes a statement. Union Jacks dominate and adorn the front of many rooms and boutiques. Today we bring to you this copper cocktail cabinet with a silver-leafed Union Jack; the style and metallic finish create decadence and remind us of French court, the spray paint finish however, screams revolution. From quirky cabinets to wonderful wardrobes, it is all about splendid storage here! The wardrobes in the collection offer something a little different with several pieces being designed for Liberty’s collection. Here the designers have embraced flowers presented in traditional ornate garden flower pots, maybe an influence of Jan Brueghel or German renaissance painters. Although when you explore further you notice almost a tattooing affect, we urge you to look for yourselves!
From French revolution and British pop art we now move on to an influence of Baroque! The entire world of art history seems to have influenced these pieces. I am, of course, referring to the Baroque inspired beds. Being Baroque in style, these beds create drama, tension, exuberance and grandeur; nobody would deny that these are definitely statement bedroom pieces.
With the bedroom adorned in Baroque and some fabulous statement living room pieces, let us look for a Jimmie Martin influence in the rest of your home and you won’t be let down with Whittaker mirrors, tables and cabinets that will make your heart sing! So whose homes have they adorned with their furniture? Here is a shortlist and be impressed: Kelly Osbourne, Liam Gallagher, Dawn French and Gary Rhodes. Are you impressed? Well, you will be after you hear that Madonna asked them to design her gold chair on the stage of her live tour.
Founders Jimmie and Martin are clearly very innovative and forward thinking. What adds to this is that all pieces are individually finished off to either the customer’s personal taste or to theirs! Now we have you hooked and wanting to buy everything, check out their website by clicking here.
Paula De Burgh