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Minotti London x Katherine Maginnis – Where Art Meets Interiors

In 2011 Katherine set up Katherine Maginnis Ltd. As a contemporary arts agency specialising in art for interiors, Katherine Maginnis is recognised for its meticulous approach to sourcing and integrating artwork for a varied portfolio of private and commercial clients. With over 20 years experience in the visual arts industries, the team at Katherine Maginnis […]

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5 Ways to Style a Console Table

Console tables are particularly versatile pieces of furniture that provide both extra surface space and a focal point of interest to any given room. As such, they can be purely ornamental or take on a more functional role. The console table is a blank canvas to be interpreted according to the requirements and design of […]

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How to Design the Ultimate Cinema Room

From big-screen TVs to comfortable seating, a cinema room is a must-have addition to a modern home. Whether it’s meant for a romantic movie viewing experience with a partner or a playful space to enjoy movies with friends or family, there are endless ways for decorating and designing a cinema room in a home. A […]

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How to Perfect the Lighting in a TV Room

When designing a TV room, lighting is one of the most important factors to consider. A variety of lighting options will allow one to create the perfect viewing atmosphere and reduce eyestrain, whilst also being able to fully illuminate the room for cleaning or setting up equipment. One of the key factors to perfecting a […]

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4 Ways to Arrange & Style Furniture in a TV Room

TV rooms serve as a place where the family can come together and relax after a long day and is the ideal room for watching films and boxset dramas. While there is a wide range of electronic devices that can enhance one’s viewing experience, there are other factors to consider when designing a TV room. […]

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Maurizio Pellizzoni collaboration with Minotti London

Interior designer Maurizio Pellizzoni moved to London, from Italy, almost two decades ago and his elegant work epitomises the fusion of traditional craft and contemporary living that is synonymous with the way Italian heritage has influenced approaches to residential interiors worldwide. Hit the play button below to watch the full conversation, or read the full […]

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How to Design a Minimalist TV Room

One of the main tenets of minimalist design is maintaining a clean and simple environment, driven by practicality, functionality and feeling. Whilst minimalism may encourage simplicity, this is not to say that it eschews detail and quality. There a many factors to consider when designing a minimalist TV room, including colour, texture, lighting and storage […]

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The World’s Largest Interior Design Firms | 2022

In the last few decades, many of the world’s most famous interior design firms have expanded globally, completing all kinds of projects from hotels and residences to airports and retail centres. In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at some of the world’s largest interior design firms, many of which are blurring the lines […]

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The UK’s Most Renowned Interior Designers | 2022

With an ever-increasing fascination with interior design and home decor, more and more people are undertaking renovation projects. Whether it’s to create a stunning design for a new home or to refurbish an existing interior, interior designers are a vital part of any refurbishment project. In this guide from Minotti London, we take a look […]

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6 Ways to Make a Large Lounge Cosy

Having a large lounge provides plenty of room to entertain guests, host large family dinners and relax in front of a TV or a fireplace. However, while a large living room is a sumptuous feature, the sheer scale of the space can make it difficult to feel cosy. A big living room can feel intimidating […]

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5 Ways to Style an Ottoman

The ottoman is one of those rare items of furniture that has been around for centuries and still retains its popularity. As well as being an escape from the formal seating arrangements of a room, this versatile piece of furniture can be used in a number of ways and often doubles up as a coffee […]

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How to Find the Perfect TV Room Sofa

Back when televisions were large and bulky, TV rooms were designed around the big screens. Today, slim and inconspicuous flatscreens bring a more chic aesthetic, so TV rooms can be outfitted to entertain guests and lounge in style. Integrating comfort both in style and functionality is key; a TV room is a place to relax, […]

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HagenHinderdael Event at the Minotti London Showroom

Throwback to one of our fascinating educational events with HagenHinderdael , live at our London showroom. Pairing product design with art, HagenHinderdael are an award-winning creative practice who works at the intersection of sustainable design and innovative technology to create sculptural products and immersive installations. Hit the play button below to watch the full conversation, […]

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Sofa Chat: Interview with Jowita Penkala

CEO of Rodask Jowita Penkala in conversation with Digby Summerhill from Minotti London about the importance of the family business. Jowita is passionate about watches! She should be, her family has been making timepiece art since 1881. However, she only joined the firm in 2017 to spearhead Rodask’s launch into the UK. Now, she indulge […]

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Minotti London in conversation with Eccleston Square Hotel Director Olivia Byrne

Director of Eccleston Square Hotel London, Olivia Byrne shares her experience of working with Minotti London to redesign the public area of the hotel with the help of our Trade and Retail Manager, Zoltan Halasz. Eccleston Square Hotel opened in July 2011 to international acclaim for being one of the most technologically advanced hotels in […]

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Sofa Chat: Interview with Theo Williams

Top Designer Theo Williams in conversation with Anke Summerhill about his first steps as a designer, how the design industry in the UK has changed and sustainability in design. Theo Williams’s career has seen him progress from designing products for Alessi, Lexon, Technogym, Prada and founder and creator of Another Brand ltd, to Head of Design […]

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Minotti 2021 Collection – Lido by GamFratesi

The Lido family, by the GamFratesi studio, is a design that perfectly expresses Minotti’s will to create a single design for different environments, indoors and outdoors. The technology and materials employed to make its components play a key role in defining its ideal use. Lido Cord Outdoor is comprised of a sofa, armchair, footstool, dining […]

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Furniture Favourites with Gail Dineen

In the 6th of the series of Furniture Favourites, Gail Dineen, Furniture Consultant at Minotti London, shares her favourite piece from the new collection. Hit the play button below to watch the full conversation, or read the full transcript below:  Gail Dineen: My favourite piece from this year’s collection is the Roger sofa system. […]

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Sofa Chat: Interview with Woody Yao and Maha Kutay from Zaha Hadid Design

In the 16th of the series of Sofa Chats, co-Directors of Zaha Hadid Design Woody Yao and Maha Kutay in conversation with Anke Summerhill about their career path, their work with Zaha Hadid and sustainability in design. As trained architects, Woody Yao and Maha Kutay joined Hadid’s practice in 1993 and 1995 respectively; Yao joined […]

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Furniture Favourites with Zoltan Halasz

In the 5th of the series of Furniture Favourites, Trade and Retail Manager for Minotti London Zoltan Halasz talks about his favourite piece from the 2021 collection. Hit the play button below to watch the full conversation, or read the full transcript below: Zoltan Halasz: Hello, my name is Zoltan. I work for Minotti London […]

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What to Ask Before Hiring an Interior Designer

Choosing the right interior designer for a project is key, not only in terms of their skills, creativity and style but also to ensure effective communication, a strong rapport and their ability to understand what is wanted. With so much at stake, appointing an interior designer can be daunting, so it’s important to know what […]

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Minotti 2021 Outdoor Collection – Torii Nest Outdoor by Nendo

Designed for indoor environments in 2020, Torii Nest migrates to open-air living spaces, in the armchair, lounge and dining little armchairs versions. With structural details linked to Japanese tradition, the seats play with round edged volumes, thin profiles and the apparent formal simplicity of an extremely intricate design. The architect and designer Oki Sato named […]

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7 Ways to Decorate a Living Room

As the heart of a home, the living room serves as a place to entertain, relax and unwind. It is here where people gather together, read books, watch films and spend quality time with friends and family. The living room’s many functions make it one of the most important rooms in a home and as […]

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5 Ways to Find the Perfect Interior Designer

Interior design can help optimise a space both aesthetically and functionally. As such, the design itself is a crucial part of creating a pristine environment and the best interiors require careful consideration and expert advice. When embarking on a project, the knowledge, skills, and experience of a professional can prove invaluable in effectively executing one’s […]

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What Makes a Modern Living Room?

The interior design of living rooms has evolved over the decades. The change in interior design can be demonstrated as popular styles have shifted from Victorian to Art Deco and on to mid-century modern and contemporary. From its heavy reliance on high-quality materials and lavish decor to its current incarnation as a simple, modern retreat […]

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A Guide to Understanding Different Interior Design Styles

While styles come and go, the essence of interior design stays true to the notion of making a space both comfortable and functional. Interior design is an art and a practice that has evolved over the centuries. Like fashion and architecture, interior design is constantly in a state of flux, with new styles being introduced […]

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A Guide to Choosing Furniture Colours

From neutral and earthy to bold and extravagant, furniture colours play an important role in the interior design of a space. Picking a cohesive colour palette for the furniture is essential to create a sense of style and comfort in a room and finding the right colours can be a key factor in achieving this. […]

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Furniture Favourites with Caterina Cremonese

In the 4th of the series of Furniture Favourites, Sales Support for Minotti London Caterina Cremonese talks about her favourite piece from the 2021 collection. Hit the play button below to watch the full conversation, or read the full transcript below: Caterina Cremonese: Hi, my name is Caterina and I’m a sales support here at […]

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Minotti 2021 Outdoor Collection – Patio by GamFratesi

Having explored the use of woods, such as iroko and teak, with Patio, designed by Italian-Danish studio GamFratesi, Minotti proposes an unexpected mix of different materials: aluminium, wood, stone, cord. Stine Gam, Danish architect with a master’s in furniture design. Enrico Fratesi Italian architect graduated with a master’s in industrial design. Gam and Fratesi gained […]

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7 Ways to Style a Bedroom Dresser

After the bed, a dresser is likely to be one of the largest pieces of furniture in a bedroom, therefore it plays a key role in setting the style and tone of the entire space. Such a key piece of furniture deserves plenty of consideration, in both the design of the dresser and how it’s […]

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Furniture Favourites with Casey Morrison

In the 3rd of the series of Furniture Favourites, Account Manager of Minotti London Casey Morrison talks about her favourite pieces from the 2021 collection. Hit the play button below to watch the full conversation, or read the full transcript below: Casey Morrison: I’ve been looking forward to this new collection all year. This time, […]

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5 Ways to Style a Hall Table

A lobby or foyer is the first introduction to the aesthetic of a home, office, or hotel and the styling of the hall table plays a big role in setting the right atmosphere. Hall tables are a great way to organise necessities and provide a decorative platform for welcoming accent pieces. Styling a hall table […]

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How to Design a Sitting Room

A sitting room, sometimes referred to as a formal living room or drawing room, may sound self-explanatory, but deciding how to decorate one needs careful consideration. This Minotti London guide will explore some key sitting room ideas to showcase style and set the tone for the rest of the home. Often the sitting room will […]

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Sofa Chat: Interview with Marisa Drew

In the 15th of the series of Sofa Chats, Global Sustainability Leader Marisa Drew in conversation with Anke Summerhill about what she do, how she started her career, her experience as an entrepreneur and her hobbies. Marisa Drew is the Chief Sustainability Officer for Credit Suisse and the Global Head of the Sustainability Strategy, Advisory […]

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6 Ways to Style a Dining Table

A stylish dining room table is the focal point of any dining area. While a beautifully decorated dining table creates an inviting atmosphere during social gatherings, it can often be overlooked between cocktail parties and family dinners. However, understanding how to decorate a dining table, even when it’s not in use, can help create a […]

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Furniture Favourites with Digby Summerhill

In the 2nd of the series of Furniture Favourites, Director of Minotti London Digby Summerhill talks about his favourite pieces from the 2021 collection. Digby is keen to give back to the architectural and design industry he operates in and he’s always excited to collaborate with London design and architectural institutions. Hit the play button […]

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Sofa Chat: Interview with Sabine Roemer

In the 14th of the series of Sofa Chats, Award-Winning Goldsmith Sabine Roemer in conversation with Anke Summerhill about how she become a jewellery artist, her favourite piece and her meetings with Nelson Mandela and Morgan Freeman. Sabine is an award-winning jewellery designer, goldsmith and silversmith who, in addition to her own brands, has worked […]

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Furniture Favourites with Anke Summerhill

In the 1st of the series of Furniture Favourites, Creative Director of Minotti London Anke Summerhill talks about her favourite pieces from the 2021 collection. As a child, Anke Summerhill spent the afternoons playing in her family’s furniture factory in the Netherlands. Now she’s the managing director of Minotti London. Hit the play button below […]

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Sofa Chat: Interview with Andrea Dallari

In the 14th of the series of Sofa Chats, top interior designer Andrea Dallari talks about his relationship with the Minotti team, his favourite piece and his trip to the Minotti factory. Andrea was an Associate Partner at Foster + Partners, with over 13 years of experience in Residential, Commercial, Retail, Mixed-use and Master planning […]

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How to Style a Bedside Table

A bedside table can be the perfect complement to a good night’s sleep. It is one of the most important pieces of furniture in the bedroom. It acts both as a practical storage unit for essential items and a decorative element that adds an aesthetic value to the sleeping space.  Yet, the night table is […]

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5 Ways to Create a Hotel Style Bedroom

From the colours of walls and carpets to the furniture and ornaments, there’s a lot that goes into making a room look like it belongs in a hotel. Yet it is possible to create a space that emanates the world-class service and impeccably clean rooms found in high-end hotels. In this guide, discover the key […]

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5 Ways to Style a Blue Sofa in a Living Room

A bold blue sofa has become an integral part of many popular design trends for modern homes, making this piece of furniture ideal for those looking for comfort and simplicity in a living room. However, while a blue sofa is a good fit for many residences and interior design themes, one may wish to add […]

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5 Ways to Style a Grey Sofa in a Living Room

The ever classic and chic grey sofa is a piece of furniture that can easily become the centrepiece of a living room while suiting a variety of interior designs. A grey sofa can effortlessly be made to stand out amidst a neutral colour scheme or act as a smooth backdrop for splashes of bold and […]

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6 Ways to Style a Navy Sofa in a Living Room

Navy sofas are decadent, cosy and inviting pieces of furniture that will make a statement in practically any living room. Although the deep blue may seem bold, it can be employed as a neutral colour to anchor the room. Mixing and matching colours with navy can also create classic and dramatic settings. For example, rich […]

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Sofa Chat: In Conversation with Gabriella Anouk

In the 13th of the series of Sofa Chats, top artist Gabriella Anouk, in conversation with Anke Summerhill about how she become an artist, NFTs and which is her favourite Minotti piece. Gabriella’s interest in drawing started at a young age but became her passion in her late teens. She attended Loughborough University and completed a […]

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5 Ways to Style a Black Sofa in a Living Room

A black sofa may be a bold choice, but there is something irresistibly chic about a statement piece of black furniture. Black sofas in particular can bring an air of class and sophistication to a living room in a way that very few furnishings can. However, for all their virtues and versatility, black sofas can […]

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5 Ways to Style a Cream Sofa in a Living Room

A classic cream sofa is an indulgent piece of furniture that has the power to brighten an entire room. Cream sofas provide a sense of freshness that few colours can replicate. Thanks to their versatility, cream sofas can fit a variety of interior styles, from classic and fresh, to eclectic and modern, or somewhere in […]

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How to Style a Brown Leather Sofa: A Design Guide

A single piece of furniture can become the star of the room with the proper styling. The brown leather sofa, for example, is an elegant and classic piece of furniture, the popularity of which has stood the test of time.  But how can decorating and styling a sofa help to make the most one? A […]

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5 Ways to Decorate a Living Room with a Dark Brown Sofa

The popular and timeless dark brown sofa style blends well with many colour palettes and design techniques. Yet it’s important to consider these aspects when decorating a living room, as dark brown sofas are likely to have an impact on the atmosphere and energy of the room.  In this design guide, discover five of the […]

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5 Best Designer Leather Sofas for the Living Room

People may think of leather furniture in the context of formal living rooms, but the modern design methods used to create leather sofas today mean there are many different styles available.  A leather sofa sets the tone for one of the most important rooms in a home and can add a touch of refinement to […]

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Sofa Chat: Interview with Daniel Hopwood

In the twelfth of the series of Sofa Chats, top interior designer Daniel Hopwood talks about his relationship with us, his favourite piece and the importance of the timeless design of the Minotti furniture. Daniel’s skills as an architect and interior designer are evident in his use of efficient space planning to turn what could […]

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Sofa Chat: In Conversation with Nick Shute and Stefan Dodds

In the eleventh of the series of Sofa Chats, top interior designers Nick Shute and Stefan Dodds in conversation with Casey Morrison about when they started their company, the relationship with Minotti London and their favourite pieces. Dodds & Shute resolve to instigate real change in the design sector. They have confidence that their unrivalled […]

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Sofa Chat: In Conversation with Lucy Clark

In the tenth of the series of Sofa Chats, top interior designer Lucy Clark in conversation with Anke Summerhill about her very first project, her trip to the factory in Milan and the Chelsea Flower Show. Lucy Clark, the founder of Studio Clark and Co is a fully trained Interior Designer with a History of […]

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Sofa Chat: In Conversation with Juliette Byrne

In the ninth of the series of Sofa Chats, top interior designer Juliette Byrne is in conversation with Zoltan Halasz about her favourite pieces, the help she gets from the team and how she uses Minotti furniture in her projects. Founded in 1988, Juliette’s Chelsea-based interior design studio has established a reputation for creating elegant […]

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How to Arrange Two Sofas in a Living Room

The placement of a sofa, or a pair of sofas, can have a significant effect in transforming a space. It’s important then that when furnishing and curating a residential living room, two sofas work dynamically to complement each other, the decor and most importantly, the wider room.  There are many different ways to arrange two […]

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How to Style a Designer Corner Sofa

A designer corner sofa is a stylish marriage of form and function. There is something about having a corner sofa in the room that adds a touch of class to the overall interior design of a space, whether that be someone’s home, a large reception room or a hotel suite. However, styling a designer corner […]

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The Best Console Tables to Place Behind a Sofa

The functionality and aesthetic of console tables make for particularly versatile pieces of furniture, which are well suited to many residential and hospitality spaces. That being said, console tables work exceptionally well in living rooms that require a subtle solution for additional storage, but can also be used to place lamps, photos and statuettes. However, […]

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What Colour Cushions & Curtains Go with a Grey Sofa?

By design, sofas are by their very nature the focus point of most living spaces. While this is no different for grey sofas, the simplicity of grey upholstery allows for grey sofas to easily pair, match and contrast any colour scheme.  In essence, grey sofas act as a kind of neutral base, one which can […]

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What is Italian Sofa Design: Classic & Modern Styles

Italian sofa design has evolved over the centuries but is highly regarded to this day for its dedication to great quality and craftsmanship. In the modern era, both classic and contemporary Italian designs remain highly sought after. In this guide, we discuss what makes classic Italian sofa design so unique and showcase just some of […]

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Sofabed Ideas: An Interior Design Guide

Often the centrepiece of the room where it resides, a sofabed adds elegance, comfort and functionality to a room’s interior design. It can be a comfortable seat to spend time with a book or a hospitable sleeping space for an overnight guest.  The versatility and functionality of a sofabed make it the perfect piece of […]

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5 Types of Sofas: An Interior Designer’s Guide

Knowing what type of sofa will best suit a space can be difficult, from small corner sofas and modular sofas to vintage-style sofas and sofabeds, each serves a distinct purpose and bring distinguished design traits to any space.  As each sofa style is unique in its own way, with distinctive designs and features that can […]

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Sofa Chat: In Conversation with Irene Gunter

In the eighth of the series of Sofa Chats, top interior designer Irene Gunter is in conversation with Anke Summerhill about how she started her own company, her favourite pieces, the workmanship and the quality of the design of the Minotti furniture. Irene grew up surrounded by a family passionate about architecture and interior design. […]

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How To Find the Most Comfortable Sofa

When searching for a sofa, it can be tempting to focus purely on design without taking time to truly consider comfort. However, when a sofa’s key function is for seating, it’s important to ensure a sofa is as sumptuous as it is stylish. In this guide, we discuss some of the greatest tips for finding […]

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8 Sofa Styles & Ideas: Everything You Need to Know

Choosing the most suitable sofa for a space is not always the easiest task. Yet sofa designs are an integral part of any living room design because they provide the ideal framework for placing other accent pieces and accessories such as ottomans, throw pillows, coffee tables and even entertainment systems. In this guide, we seek […]

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4 Best Contemporary Modular Sofas & How to Install Them

Finding the best sofa for a living room, or any space, can be difficult. There are many different types of sofas, and some are more adaptable than others. For example, while single-piece sofas may complement any setting, they lack the versatility of contemporary modular sofas, which can incorporate several individual pieces and be curated to […]

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Sofa Chat: In Conversation with Mia Karlsson

In the seventh of the series of Sofa Chats, top interior designer Mia Karlsson in conversation with Zoltan Halasz about the designers behind the Minotti furniture and her favourite pieces. With an extraordinary eye for the latest styles, colours and trends, Mia’s interior designs are coolly stylish, warm and seductive, sharp and focused. Hit the […]

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Sofa Chat: In Conversation with Nebihe Cihan

In the sixth of the series of Sofa Chats, top interior designer Nebihe Cihan talks about why she loves working with us, using Minotti pieces in her projects and the timeless designs of the Minotti furniture. Born in Adana, Turkey, Nebihe was educated from an early age in the US, with a graduate degree in […]

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Sofa Chat: In Conversation with Kate Stirling

In the fifth of the series of Sofa Chats, top interior designer Kate Stirling talks about architecture, how it impacts her use of Minotti furniture, and why she loves working with us. Kate has worked internationally in the field of architecture for over twenty years. After a stint in Hong Kong in the 1990s, she […]

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Sofa Chat: In Conversation with Fleur Peck

In the fourth of the series of Sofa Chats, top interior designer Fleur Peck talks about why she loves working with us, using Minotti furniture in her designs, and which are her favourite pieces. Hit the play button below to watch the full conversation, or read the full transcript below: Casey Morrison: Thank you so […]

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A Guide to 6 Designer Leather Sofas

Leather sofas offer both aesthetic and practical advantages, including durability and the power to influence the mood of a room.  A highly valuable material, leather undergoes modern treatments that make it highly resistant to wear and tear.  In this guide, we take a closer look at six of the designer leather sofas that can be […]

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