Tucked inside the second floor of the Lekki Spar is a genuine wonder. Millennia Furniture & Interiors has opened an inviting and elegant showroom to highlight their line of home furnishings. You enter the space into a child’s dream room, with a lovely, railed toddler bed that can be customised with your child’s name inlaid into the wood. There are shelves for books and toys, a changing table, a plush nursing chair for exhausted mothers, a solid wood baby cot, and even a miniature wardrobe, sized perfectly to suit the needs of the smallest members of your family. Such safe, quality, attractive furniture that can grow with a child is a wonderful addition to the Nigerian furniture market.
It is satisfying to scan the large showroom and know that nearly everything your eyes touch was made in their nearby factory. Millennia began producing in Nigeria over 15 years ago, as if they anticipated what today’s soaring importation fees would one day cost their customers. This explains the lower price points on so many of the items Millennia sells. Their contemporary style and prices should make them very attractive to discerning shoppers. Their furnishings include some imported raw materials, like metal table legs, pins, webbing rubber, boards, hardware components and fabrics, as well as imported Italian furnishings, like leather lounge chairs, coffee tables and dining table sets, to complement their locally made items with some European sophistication.
Although known throughout the country for their office furnishings, Millennia has decided to turn their focus to their home furniture line, available at the newly renovated Spar outlet in Lekki, with upgrades to showrooms in Victoria Island, Abuja, Calabar, Port Harcourt and Enugu in the works. Imagine you are furnishing your home in Nigeria and want a modern aesthetic. Millennia offers contemporary design, selling mostly locally made and assembled items. Nowhere is the heavy, dark, ornate and old fashioned style the elder generation clings to.
Despite their insistence on quality raw materials and good workmanship, this furniture is not an extravagance. Employing an excellent group of local upholsterers and carpenters, Millennia believes in job creation and using Nigeria artisans. They take pride in the finished product and stand by the pricing and durability of their furniture. These quality-assured pieces appeal to a younger, professional, stylish and worldly crowd, consumers who want their homes to be sleek reflections of their personal style. They may have seen similar pieces online but are not in a position to import overpriced furniture. Millennia is the answer.
In the two weeks or so between ordering with Millennia and receiving a delivery of new furniture assembled in your home, your preferences will be taken into account, so the end product is pleasing to you. All fabrics are customisable, so the style of your furnishings will be to your taste. Whether you like American country finishing, which is relaxed and comfortable, or a luxurious Italian look, their offerings appeal to different demographics with furniture that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.
Millennia prides itself on its versatile sofa design. Do check out their stunning, royal blue living room set, upholstered in durable material, that is simultaneously comfy enough for lounging and proper enough for an elegant drawing room. There are imported Italian coffee tables with marbleized-looking ceramic tops, as well as modern, imported dining sets. Millennia sells entire bedroom collections with a selection of stylish headboards, modernist mirrored credenzas and bureaus with push mechanisms that close their drawers themselves, as if by magic.
There are extraordinary side tables, like the sliver of Nigerian wood dipped in resin, standing on hairpin legs. Likewise, Millennia features 8-person dining tables made of local wood. One is built from two strips of Mahogany, topped with glass, and one is a varnished slab of Mazonia, both works of art and gathering points for family and friends. With swirling, multicoloured, natural patterns trapped within glossy casings, no two are exactly the same in appearance, but all are uniform in quality.
Depending on your preference, this furniture can be a tasteful backdrop to your personal style or can make your home pop with bold, customised fabrics and statement pieces. Millennia gives customers the flexibility to come to the showroom and select items they like or even modify certain aspects of the designs to suit their needs. The showroom mixes high end, contemporary, imported pieces with elegant, locally made furnishings. There is nowhere else quite like it. Do come to Millennia to see for yourself.
Millennia Furniture & Interiors
Spar Lekki, Palm Springs Road, Lekki Phase II
Mona Zutshi Opubor
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