The Fulham Project | Minotti London with Alice Leigh Design
One of our favourite projects from 2019 was the work we did with Alice Leigh Design on Alice’s own home in Fulham, London.
The Fulham Project – as we named it – follows in the footsteps of the Barcelona and Marylebone Projects, where we share one of our collaborations with you, hosted by the designer themselves.
This is the first time that we’ve filmed the whole process, from the meetings and behind-the-scenes planning at the Minotti London showroom to the finished project on location.
We love working with designers like Alice and it’s clear that she felt the same way when approaching us to work together.
Speaking at the Minotti London showroom, Alice explained: ‘I’ve worked with Minotti [for] many years and we knew they were the right company to work together on this project… The exquisite craftsmanship that goes into every piece is just amazing.’
There were two particularly notable elements in this project – The use of both classic and new pieces from across the Minotti collection and Alice’s unique combination of fabrics with the Minotti pieces.
When it comes to the classic pieces from Minotti, Alice and her husband chose the Andersen sofa because they ‘loved the clean lines’ and could clearly see how it would fit perfectly into their newly redesigned home.
Our account manager Casey worked on the project with Alice, helping her to tailor the pieces from the Minotti collection to the room and bring the design to life.
Casey loved getting ‘an interior designer’s flair on our projects’ which you can see both in the behind-the-scenes video and the final Fulham Project walkthrough with Alice.
In particular, this flair translated into the idea of using ‘a sofa that we would normally sit in the showroom in a very plain fabric, [but] bringing it more to life with colour or texture – Something that wouldn’t be a standard Minotti look and feel.
‘When it comes to introducing those colours and textures, Alice explained that ‘the fabrics that we’re using are not dissimilar in quality to the Minotti ones, but we just chose a few different textures that worked a little better for our family home (and for the kids!).’
You can see and hear more from the planning stage of this project by clicking play on the video below:
When it came to the final design, we think you’ll agree that the project looks stylish, without losing the functionality of a family home.
Best of all, Alice and her husband had found a home that hadn’t been touched since the 1970’s, so in Alice’s words ‘it was a real opportunity to put our stamp on it’.
Alice’s design opened up the kitchen and sitting room area and made a feature of the Minotti furniture in the sitting room space.
To do this, Alice used the Andersen sofa in combination with the Aylon sideboard and Russell armchair and lounge chair to bring the design together indoors, while turning the garden into a relaxing, elegant space with the Quadrado sofa and table.
The Russell armchair is the perfect metaphor for collaborative approach to this whole project: Rodolfo Dordoni’s own inimitable design for Minotti, backed with Minotti suede and finished in Alice’s own choice of stylish fabric.
Watch the video below as Alice walks you through the whole project, sharing insights into how her approach and Minotti London’s furniture came together to create ‘a gorgeous family space for us all to enjoy.’
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