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If it’s good enough for Madonna … Jimmie Martin

February 7, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I took the train up to Birmingham to the Interiors UK show. One of the main products to stand out were the fabulous cushions featured on the Jimmie Martin stand.

Jimmie Martin is based on Kensington Church Street in London and is known for producing wild coloured and styled furniture often featuring their signature graffiti script. Designing since 2004 the company has built a loyal fan base and their clients include a number of celebrities including Kelly Osborne, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson and Liam Gallagher.

Reading the newspapers yesterday it appears they have a fabulous new client, Madonna! Super Bowl XLVI was the main event in the US this weekend with an estimated number of over 110 million viewers. Madonna’s set in the half-time show was eagily anticipated by people around the world – and centre stage was a chariot/podium/throne designed by Jimmie Martin.

The finished piece was used to carry Madonna into the stadium in Indianapolis where the Super Bowl was staged. It features a black polished walkway and gilded poles that are raised above Swarovski encrusted sphinxes. The initials MDNA scrawled on the throne in the Jimmie Martin signature graffiti script are the title of Madonna’s next album. Impressively she sang and danced to Vogue while being carried into the stadium – this furniture was definitely fit for purpose.

Even if your own requirements are not as extravagant as Madonna’s then Jimmie Martin will still have something that appeals to you. Their new range of cushions feature some of the images that have featured on their furniture. The Sausage Dog chairs are a firm favourite of mine.

Congratulations to  Jimmie Karlsson and Martin Nihlmar the people behind Jimmie Martin. With dates announced today for Madonna’s 2012 concert series maybe we will be seeing more of their work on the stage?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 7, 2012 5:10 pm

    Hi Andrew,

    I actually went passed his store this morning and noticed the two eye catching purple and yellow chairs that had the sausage dog image running across them.

    I thought how striking they looked. Little did I know Jimmie’s Madonna connection. Thanks for sharing.

  2. February 8, 2012 8:00 am

    dachshund hero’s too!

  3. February 8, 2012 9:40 am

    I agree, Jimmie Martin was definitely the stand-out exhibitor for me too!

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