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Lat­est scoops from luxe global home brands: Minotti, Gau­tier and Vis­pring


The premier Ital­ian fur­ni­ture brand Minotti has been cre­at­ing top-notch pieces that em­body clas­sic el­e­gance, un­par­al­leled com­fort and re­li­a­bil­ity since the 1950s. Fast­for­ward to 1997, when the brand started its col­lab­o­ra­tion with the renowned Mi­lanese ar­chi­tect and de­signer Rodolfo Dor­doni. Since then, the part­ner­ship has con­sis­tently strength­ened the brand’s im­age, col­lec­tion af­ter col­lec­tion. This year, Minotti launched the Home An­thol­ogy col­lec­tion (co­or­di­nated by Dor­doni) at the 56th edi­tion of the Salone In­ter­nazionale del Mo­bile in Mi­lan.

Each year, the stag­ing of a new col­lec­tion demon­strates the com­pany’s skill in in­no­vat­ing without sac­ri­fic­ing its own de­sign ethos, which is su­pe­rior crafts­man­ship. Dur­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion, the 2,000-square-me­tre Minotti stand por­trayed the con­cept of a “home” and a way of liv­ing that evoked the brand’s sig­na­ture style. Vis­i­tors were led to the well-ap­pointed rooms that served as the back­drop to the Home An­thol­ogy col­lec­tion.

With a clas­sic-mod­ern vibe, the ver­sa­tile Lawrence seat­ing sys­tem with hor­i­zon­tal lines and sleek shapes ex­em­pli­fies re­fined taste. A quin­tes­sen­tial ex­pres­sion of be­spoke de­sign, Lawrence takes in­spi­ra­tion from the in­fi­nite care that goes into mak­ing the finest leather goods. The ex­quis­ite stitch­ing that em­bel­lishes the Lawrence seat­ing sys­tems is the prod­uct of highly skilled ar­ti­sans.

The Lawrence “Clan” on the other hand, lends a fresher, more con­tem­po­rary twist with its graphic stitch­ing designs, and ex­presses a more dy­namic and in­for­mal in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the liv­ing room.

Also a mar­riage of clas­sic and mod­ern style is the Pol­lock seat­ing sys­tem, which rein­car­nates the aes­thetic val­ues of the Amer­i­can artist af­ter whom it was named, a com­pany best­seller at the end of the ‘90s. The orig­i­nal high foot in metal with its dis­tinc­tive de­sign and the pro­por­tions of its shapes lend dec­o­ra­tive ap­peal. It is a ver­sa­tile sofa that can be dressed with fine fab­ric or leather ex­clu­sive to the Minotti col­lec­tion.

Orig­i­nat­ing from a com­mon de­sign seed that trans­forms a vaguely retro style into a sym­bol of con­tem­po­rary de­sign, the Jac­ques col­lec­tion in­cludes so­fas and ot­tomans in var­i­ous sizes—all show­cas­ing soft shapes, com­pact pro­por­tions and strik­ing de­tails.

The Minotti stand’s in­te­ri­ors at the Salone In­ter­nazionale del Mo­bile flowed seam­lessly with the out­door set­tings, a green oa­sis within the ex­hibit space, and a perfect foil to the new Florida seat­ing sys­tem, along­side the Hal­ley and Co­lette arm­chairs—all of which were part of the 2017 out­door col­lec­tion. With an at­ti­tude of so­cia­bil­ity, the line echoes a taste­ful, con­tem­po­rary vibe cre­ated for cosy and laid-back al fresco set­tings. A clus­ter­ing of soft, geo­met­ric shapes out­lined in out­door-friendly eco-leather pip­ing and cov­ered in wa­ter- and weather-re­sis­tant fi­bre and fab­ric, the Florida seat­ing sys­tem al­lows multiple com­po­si­tions to fit any out­door space—whether on the roof deck or in the lanai.

Two vis­ually strik­ing arm­chairs de­signed for out­doors are also part of this year’s col­lec­tion: the Co­lette and the Hal­ley. The for­mer comes in colours that add a spark of en­ergy to the out­door liv­ing space, while the lat­ter ra­di­ates the vis­ually strik­ing de­sign of the epony­mous in­door va­ri­ety.

As in the pre­vi­ous years, the launch of Minotti’s 2017 col­lec­tion at this year’s Salone In­ter­nazionale del Mo­bile con­veyed the brand’s de­sign lan­guage— ex­plor­ing the un­ex­pected while keep­ing its own tra­di­tions.

Minotti has been cre­at­ing top-notch pieces that em­body clas­sic

el­e­gance, un­par­al­leled com­fort and re­li­a­bil­ity since the 1950s

High­lighted dur­ing the fair were the new Lawrence, Lawrence “Clan” and Pol­lock seat­ing sys­tems, the Jac­ques col­lec­tion, and a va­ri­ety of ac­ces­sories de­signed by Christophe Del­court.

CLOCK­WISE Hal­ley’s re­mov­able up­hol­stery cov­ers come in dif­fer­ent out­door fab­ric op­tions; the en­velop­ing shape of Co­lette’s metal back­rest ac­com­mo­dates a soft cush­ion; the ac­claimed de­signer Rodolfo Dor­doni

In the Philip­pines, MINOTTI is ex­clu­sively dis­trib­uted by Liv­ing In­no­va­tions.

FROM TOP The el­e­gance and pro­por­tions of the Jac­ques col­lec­tion al­lows it to thrive har­mo­niously in any set­ting; Florida’s easyto-re­move up­hol­stery comes in na­turein­spired shades; Lawrence is a prod­uct of highly-skilled ar­ti­san crafts­man­ship

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