In this Behind The Pines post, were featuring one of our favorite small companies: MINNA. Sara Berks started Minna in 2013 in New York. Sara strives to bridge the gap between contemporary designs and handmade goods. Minna began as an exploration in tapestry weaving and evolved into a collection of textiles for the home. Their designs are informed and inspired by Bauhaus, Feminist art, traditional craft, and vintage textiles. Minna takes on a cottage industry approach; she partners with master weavers and artisan collectives in Mexico and Guatemala.
We sent a series of questions to Sara for us to get to know a little bit more about the person behind MINNA.
Q: What is your best seller?
A: The Ilse Throw
Q: What is your go to recipe?
A: Ginger Scallion Noodles
Q: How do you spend your time away from work?
A: Hanging with my partner and friends
Q: Favorite book?
A: The History of Love
Q: Favorite piece in your home?
A: An armchair from my grandmother
Q: How did you start making/ creating?
A: Ever since I could remember I was drawing, painting or making something!
Q: Favorite place to vacation?
A: The beach
Q: Favorite fabric?
Q: What would you be doing if you weren’t in your current career?
A: What I was doing before probably: graphic design
Q: What is one thing in your career that you’ve never regretted?
A: Working for myself
Q: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
A: Keep going
Q: What is at the top of your bucket list?
A: Visiting every continent
Q: Favorite cocktail?
Q: What part of your job would you find most surprising?
A: How much time I still spend on the computer
Q: Where do you turn for inspiration?
A: Artists: Sol Lewitt, Agnes Martin, Sheila Hicks and Eva Hesse
Q: Favorite place in the world?
A: Israel or Mexico
Stop by the shop and find MINNA goods, including a bunch of new styles, for your home!
Photo Credits: MINNA