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Giampiero Tagliaferri Brings His Architectural And Design Expertise To Minotti

The 2024 collection sees the first blossoming of a new creative partnership between the Minotti Studio and two titans of contemporary design- architects and designers Giampiero Tagliaferri and Hannes Peer. Today, we examine and explore contemporary designer Giampiero Tagliaferri’s unmistakable contributions to the 2024 Collection as we celebrate the forging of new creative links between […]

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Hannes Peer Joins Minotti To Create Stunning Pieces For The 2024 Collection

Partnering with the Minotti Studio and under the guidance of the Minotti family, Hannes Peer and Giampiero Tagliaferri bring their considerable talents to bear on the 2024 Collection, marking the start of our collaborative journey together. Today, we examine and celebrate what renowned designer and architect Hannes Peer brings to the 2024 collection as we […]

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Interior Design Project with Alice Leigh and Minotti London

In this behind the scenes chat with Alice Leigh and our account manager and interior design consultant Casey, they explain the thinking behind this gorgeous project. You’ll discover some of the pieces and fabrics that Alice chose for this interior design project, as well as the reason that Alice wanted to work with Minotti London […]

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Discover Minotti’s Exclusive 2022 Collection

The 60th edition of Salone del Mobile in Milan this June provided the perfect showcase for Minotti’s 2022 Collection. This ‘Mecca’ of design attracts thousands of designers and architects from around the world to experience new, innovative products from leading luxury brands, Minotti’s 2022 Collection emphasizes its ability to push itself and explore new creative […]

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Sir Nicholas Grimshaw Interview at Minotti London

Blueprint magazine filmed an exclusive interview with legendary architect Sir Nicholas Grimshaw. Grimshaw transformed an iconic factory that Sir Nicholas worked on back in 1976 into a modern, beautiful space for Bath Spa University School of Art & Design. The original building was designed by Farrell/Grimshaw for Herman Miller. This new re-use project puts the […]

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Minotti Blazer Sofa by Rodolfo Dordoni

Designer Rodolfo Dordoni explains the thinking behind his design for the stunning Minotti Blazer sofa. The strategic collaboration between Minotti and Rodolfo Dordoni, architect and designer from Milan, began back in 1997. Rationalist architect and professional with a multi-faceted personality, Rodolfo Dordoni met Renato and Roberto Minotti towards the end of the nineties. The Minotti […]

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Sofa Chat: Interview with Richard Parr

Richard Parr, Director at Richard Parr Associates, in conversation with Anke Summerhill about how he become an architect and the importance of modern and traditional design. Richard Parr Associates offers a unique creative architectural and design service for a wide variety of residential and commercial building projects. Undefined by architectural style, they treat each project […]

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Boutique Hotel News Interview with Digby Summerhill

Digby Summerhill, Managing Director of Minotti London, talks to Boutique Hotel News about the company’s history and its plans for the hospitality market. 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 below […]

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Minotti London in conversation with Beth Cowan

With over 20 years of experience collaborating with architects, designers, contractors and clients, Beth’s creative approach to design is consistent from programming through construction, to produce an interior environment that not only meets the budget and schedule but also creates an impactful interior experience. Hit the play button below to watch the full conversation, or […]

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Minotti London in conversation with Sam D’Lacey

Sam is an expert brand strategist and creative lead with 30 years of experience working with retail, financial and lifestyle brands. By focusing on human-centric needs she creates a greater connection with service and product brands, identifying opportunities and delivering multi-channel initiatives that achieve greater affinity, reach and growth for business. Her role includes setting […]

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A Guide to Creating Focal Points

A focal point is one of the fundamental components of interior design, the first thing viewers see when they enter a room. While it’s not necessarily the centre of a room, it is often a feature that’s immediately noticed based on the arrangement of a space. Design elements can be used to emphasise a focal […]

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The Importance of Scale & Proportion in Interior Design

Scale and proportion are both vitally important interior design concepts, though understanding the difference between these concepts and how they apply to a space, can cause confusion. To summarise, where proportion is concerned with the size of objects in relation to each other, scale refers to their size in relation to that of the space. […]

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Contrast in Interior Design

Contrast is a fundamental principle of interior design – a designer’s secret ingredient for creating visually striking, memorable spaces. The key is knowing where and how to use it correctly. In this guide, we’ll delve further into how to use contrast in interior design to improve a space. Cohesiveness is important in a design scheme, […]

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How to Use Progression in Interior Design

Rhythm is evident throughout nature and the man-made environment, through key principles such as repetition, alternation and progression. These fundamentals can be applied to interior design as a way to introduce order, interest and focus while guiding the line of sight through a space. Progression is a fairly simple element of the principle of rhythm […]

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Alternation in Interior Design

One of the key principles of interior design is rhythm, and it can be seen and heard throughout nature and the built environment through repetition, alternation and progression. These methods are applied to interior spaces by the repetitive use of decorative elements to bring order, interest and focus, which help lead the eye through a […]

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How to Establish Rhythm in Interior Design

Rhythm is a key principle in interior design and encourages one’s eye-line to move in an organised way around a space while holding a person’s interest and allowing them to take in every part of the design. The principle of rhythm is centred on the visual repetition of patterns, by recurrence, continuity or organised movement. […]

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A Guide to 2022’s Interior Design Trends

In the last few decades, we have witnessed an unprecedented evolution of interior design. As the world keeps changing, people’s expectations of interior design styles undergo many changes each passing year. As a result, new trends emerge. The designs that dominate the market these days are characterised by the return to nature-inspired interiors, a combination […]

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Sofa Chat: Interview with Collin Burry

Principal at Gensler, Collin Burry in conversation with Anke Summerhill about how he started his career, how he become a Principal at Gensler, and his favourite places. Collin is a 2013 inductee into Interior Design Magazine’s Hall of Fame. A “soft modernist” at heart, he describes himself as both a left- and right-brain designer who […]

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Minotti London in conversation with Lester Bennett of Folio Design LLP

As part of a series of films exploring the relationship between interior designers, architects and their suppliers, we visited Folio Design LLP’s Lester Bennett. Lester set up in private practice in 1983 employing up to 7 designers and support personnel, working primarily on high- end private residential and residential development projects but also within the […]

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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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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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