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What Joe Mimran, the city’s most style-savvy entrepreneur, is coveting in home decor

Including a sculptural chair made from a reclaimed fallen tree, a bluer-than-blue Yves Klein and a massive bronze gorilla

What Joe Mimran, the city's most style-savvy entrepreneur, is coveting in home decor
Photo by Vanessa Heins

Joe Mimran has a knack for building apparel giants (Club Monaco, Joe Fresh) from scratch. His latest project: transforming stodgy hat maker Tilley, known for its classic brimmed cap beloved by birdwatchers and anglers, into a fresh, modern brand that appeals to both Gen Z influencers and their hiking-obsessed parents. Since Mimran​ and his business partner,​ Frank Rocchetti, took over leadership of the company​ three years ago​, Tilley has opened a trendy storefront on Ossington and launched vibrant new trekking, travel and lifestyle lines. Mimran also runs Gry Mttr, a stylish office furniture and accessories line, and has an organic baby-and-toddler brand called Rise Little Earthling. “I’m staying very busy and creative,” he says. We asked the perennial tastemaker to tell us about the home decor items he’s coveting right now and what he loves about them.


Tuuci's Belgian-style parasol, one of the home decor items Joe Mimran is currently coveting
Belgian-style parasol

Miami brand Tuuci has been making state-of-the-art shade devices for 25 years. “This is the Rolls Royce of parasols,” Mimran says, “and the Belgian style fits in well with our home’s gardens.”


A sculptural wooden chair by Brazilian artist Hugo França, one of the home decor items Joe Mimran is currently coveting
Sculptural wood chair

Brazilian artist Hugo França creates furniture inspired by the natural world, like this oversized chair. “Items made from repurposed and re­cycled wood really resonate with me right now. I think it’s so beautiful when furniture can also be a piece of art.”


A seashell wall lamp, one of the home decor items Joe Mimran is currently coveting
Seashell-inspired wall lamp

London-based sculptor Hannah Woodhouse’s plaster, cement and bronze wall lamps come in organic shapes, like seashells. “Her pieces have a tactile quality. They’re not overproduced—they’re a nod to nature. Design trends seem to be moving in that direction.”


An oak and elm table, one of the home decor items Joe Mimran is currently coveting
Oak-and-elm table

This white-oak table by New York furniture designer Chris Lehrecke includes the support of an elm branch. “I’m inspired by biophilic design and bringing the outdoors in. This table is an excellent example.”

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Art by Yves Klein, one of the home decor items Joe Mimran is currently coveting
Iconic artwork

Yves Klein was a French artist known for his monochromatic works, especially his bluer-than-blue series, which uses a shade that’s officially known as IKB (International Klein Blue). “My wife and I are avid art collectors, but we don’t yet have a Klein piece. I’m always playing with colour in my work, and to have the distinction of inventing a hue is pretty special.”


Pickleball paddles for a backyard court, something Joe Mimran is currently coveting
Backyard pickleball court

“We have a bocce court in our backyard that we rarely use. Though golf occupies most of our free time, pickleball is a huge trend and something we’d like to get into.”


A bronze gorilla sculpture, one of the home decor items Joe Mimran is currently coveting
Bronze gorilla monument

This outdoor piece is by surrealist French artist Francois-Xavier Lalanne. “My wife and I fell in love with this gorilla many years ago at Art Basel in Miami, but it’s so big, and we didn’t think we had anywhere to put it. We still regret not buying it, especially now that Lalanne’s prices have gotten so out of reach.”

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