Replicas of 20th Century modern furniture classics from Victoria, Australia based Little Nest. (above)
LOVING EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS LINE OF MINI FURNITURE! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Managed to meet Samantha (Sam) Firestone, the owner of Australian furniture company called Little Nest at the New York International Gift Fair this Sunday. Recognized the furniture after realizing her husband, Richard, had emailed me just days before with an introduction to the company and their line of children’s furniture.
Was charmed by Sam because during the hustle and bustle of the fair, she took the time and told me her story. Basically about a year or so ago, Sam and hubby Richard invested their life savings into this furniture company idea – Sam’s idea after having kids. Her concept was to shrink down the best of modern furniture design into sizes made for kids. Sam, a designer already, spent months perfecting the designs so that they were exact small sized replicas of the classics. A year after launching successfully in Australia (both online and wholesale), Sam and Richard thankfully are now gracing the U.S. market with their chic children’s furniture line. Yipppeeeee!!!!
Anyhooo…was captivated when I browsed their sleek and clean website filled with mini versions of familiar furniture shapes and forms – all 20th century signature furniture classics. Still can’t get over the great design and what a good business idea this is!
So when I was walking through the fair and I saw hoards of ladies swarming a booth (Yes, the design fair is basically filled with women swarming…no men really…just a bunch of design focused (obsessed) women who tend to swarm certain furniture finds). As I worked my way through the swarm of women (note, I could have been mistaken for a swarming design lady at that point), I realized I was looking at the ADORABLE furniture I had just seen online earlier that week. I had to confirm this was the exact same line that Richard had emailed me about. So as I managed to escape the swarm, I stood off to the side of the booth and sifted through my messages to find the email Richard had sent. While off to the side, I watched for about five minutes as the design swarm of women ooohhhed and ahhhhhed over this little furniture line…the swarm continued to grow…with very few of the design bees leaving…I wondered how long the swarm would last. After I confirmed this was the right furniture line, met Sam and was on my way out…the swarm was still there. The bottom line was that this line was a hit with the design ladies!
With that said…take a look at this cute line! Also features a table based on an Arne Jacobsen classic, a mini knock off Bertoia, and small sized version whimsical modern chairs by Eero Aarnio (Pony Chair and Ball Chair).
If you have a child, little boy or girl, might be time to introduce them to fine furniture design! Bye bye bean bags and generic kid room furniture…now kids can be modern too!!!
Little Nest – Mini-e – $899 (Based on the famous Eames Chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1956. Aluminum swivel base, wood shell with walnut veneer, leatherette padding)(above)
Little Nest – Le Club – $425 (White armchair miniature version of Le Corbusier’s famed 1928 LC2 chair. Comes in white leatherette with stainless steel tubing frame.)(above)
Little Nest – Madrid – $425 (Children size replica of classic 1927 chair by Mies van de Rohe. In white leatherette with stainless steel base)(above)
Little Nest – The Yolk– $585 (Miniature version of the Arne Jacobsen’s classic 1958 Egg Chair. A mid century modern classic re-imagined for children)(above)
GOOD NEWS…if you have kids and are as in love with this furniture as I am…I have some fantastic news for you…
So that nice Sam is offering COCOCOZY readers free shipping for a week …yes free shipping for a week!!!! If you order any item from Little Nest except the “Giddy Up” chair during this next week, just enter the code SHIP4COCO at check out and shipping will be free!
Thank you Sam and Richard for the information, pictures and the shipping discount for Cococozy readers! It was such a pleasure meeting you!!!
P.S. Did I mention that this line will be carried at Barneys flagship store in New York!