Shelley Armchair

Shelley Armchair

Shelley Armchair

GamFratesi Design

The Minotti Shelley Armchair is distinguished by its elegant, formal cubist shape. Shelley sports a linear geometry, enhanced by the presence of saddle hide and its uniquely accurate processing technique. Its characteristic alluring saddle hide volume hosts cushions covered in fabric and opens at the front on the sides to reveal the inviting seat, while the rear part accommodates the body in a soft embrace.

The saddle hide also serves to bind the legs together, wrapping itself round them and allowing the top part to emerge, ending in a fine decorative detail with Black Nickel finish. The bearing frame reveals interesting shape solutions, such as the sloping front legs, slightly open at the sides or the tightness of the saddle hide at the base of the chair, which gradually loosens in an elegant tapering effect towards the exterior of the top part. Sartorial details, such as neat piping, define the edges of the cushions, with those of the backrest and armrest designed as three separate elements.

Minotti Shelley Armchair comes in two versions: the armchair in classic dimensions and the lounge version, which can be used individually or also together, to create a continuity of shapes in living areas. The saddle hide colour palette welcomes four new shades – Ash, Sage, Bordeaux and Dove Grey – in addition to the current shades Mud, Moka and Black, all perfect for matching with the fabrics of the collection.

The compact design concept by GamFratesi, which plays on the harmonious contrasts between a structured external shell and a soft, inviting interior, enhanced by the texture of saddle hide and the fabrics used, has been flawlessly brought to life thanks to the design know-how and sophisticated tailoring techniques that have always been the distinguishing features of Minotti.

For Minotti armchair choices and prices please contact the London showroom.


Metal clad in saddle-hide, with special hand-crafted details, available in Bordeaux, Ash, Dove Grey, Sage, Mud, Moka and Black colours, with matching “Minotti” jacquard fabric. Seat structure is in plywood with suspension provided by high-rubber-content elastic webbing. The structure is coated in high resilience variable-density polyurethane foam. An additional casing in breathable heat-bonded fiber laminated to white hypoallergenic cotton fabric lends extra softness.


Backrest, seat and armrest cushions in channeled goose down (certified Assopiuma, Gold Label) with core insert in high resilience, variable-density polyurethane foam. Upholstery of the seat cushion, backrest and armrests is only available in fabric and is completely removable.


In metal tube, 25 mm Ø, with upper and lower cylinders in metal, Black-Nickel finish. Adjustable feet with protective felt slides.

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