New Minotti Collection Arriving Soon

Featuring the Blazer, Daiki, and Linha collections

A Poetic expression of Sound & Design

Collaboration Minima + Bang & Olufsen

Laurel on the Square & Minima

Minima is excited to be partnering with The Laurel on the Square in Rittenhouse. Learn more here.

Museum acquisition of the Sushi Chair from Minima

Minima is pleased to announce the acquisition of Sushi Chair by Campana Brothers for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. An enlarged figurative aesthetic does not have to be grounded only in forms found in nature; it can also be borrowed from disciplines such as the culinary arts and medicine. An … Continue reading

Immagina il Design: A Celebration of Design and Minima’s 20 Years

During October 2-13, Minima is celebrating our 20th anniversary with exhibits on design. Special programming runs October 4-6, including a Design Festival on North 3rd Street between Arch and Race on Saturday, October 5.

Phenomena(l) Lighting

We are featuring Phenomena lights from Czech glassblowers. the collection was inspired by simple shapes: a circle, a triangle, a rectangle and an oval. The term phenomenon comes from the Greek word for “appearance”. The forms are what you see on first sight. In Plato’s idealist philosophy, phenomena are transient, … Continue reading

Touched By Design – Design Philadelphia 2018

Minima, will host Sensory Design as part of the Philadelphia Design District’s DesignPhiladelphia 2018 events. Our exhibit, Touched by Design, will be open for public viewing from Oct 9th thru Oct 13th 11-6pm at Minima’s two Old City locations. It features work from local ceramicist Teresa Chang, as well as … Continue reading

Please Do Not Touch – Book Signing

Minima will host American design phenom Murray Moss for a reading and book signing of the recently published memoir, please do not touch (and other things you could not do at the design store that changed design) on Friday October 12th at 6:00 pm. Co-authored with Moss’ life partner Franklin … Continue reading

Philadelphia Design District presents: “Premiere”

The Philadelphia Design District will be celebrating its Premiere launch event from April 14th – 28th, 2018. This showcase will feature designers, artists and world-renowned brands, celebrating Philadelphia as the newest urban design destination. Join us at the Bridge Building in Old City for talks and the open exhibit.

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One of the greatest designers of the 20th century, Ettore Sottsass influenced the world with his radical colors and forms. Animated by the search for existential modernity, Sottsass desired to transform not only “style”, but people’s “lifestyle” as well.

Minima celebrates the 100th anniversary of Sottsass’ birthday with his pieces from the renowned Italian ceramics company, Bitossi.

New Showroom

The new showroom is open! Located just across the street from our original showroom–which is still open too by the way–the new space focuses on Italian design with an emphasis on texture, material, and color. The additional square footage includes exciting new features like a bedroom with floating desk, a walk-in closet, and bookcases that act as interior half-height walls. Two absolutely stunning new pieces currently on display include a colored, floating glass chandelier from Vancouver-based Bocci and a special limited edition glossy rosewood table called Synapsis from Italian luxury design house Porro. Visit us soon!

Featured on ElleDecor

From ElleDecor’s Hipster and Historian’s Guide to Philadelphia: “At Minima, a three-story showroom in an 1850s manufacturing facility down the street from Betsy Ross and Benjamin Franklin’s homes, Eugenie Perret curates a collection of modern home furnishings and accessories by family-owned European companies, from Minotti to Walter Knoll.

A one-of-a-kind piece that’s currently on offer: Jacopo Foggini’s sea-green Ella chair for Edra, which features a variegated hand-poured polycarbonate seat over a black Saarinen-inspired pedestal.”

Minima@Milan Review

Last week, Minima’s founders attended Milan Design Week. Among the sights they saw were Edra’s new Pack Sofa inspired by polar bears, Bocci glass lighting, the Sense of the Future exhibit from Tokujin Yoshioka and LG, and Moooi’s extraordinary LED chandeliers. Stay tuned for our newsletter with a more in-depth review of Milan!

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Minima is off in Italy for Milan Design Week, the largest design event in the world. Don’t worry, our Old City showroom will still be open while our founders explore the latest that the world’s top designers and manufacturers have to offer. Check out our Instagram for a glimpse of Milan!

Glass Masters

We just installed a brand new blown glass chandelier from Bocci. Utilizing vacuum pressure and super-hot glass, hot patches of glass become scenes of controlled implosion. The result is a stunning, and wholly unique, distorted sphere with an interior landscape of satellite shapes.

Marbling Over Tables

New from Walter Knoll, the Oki Table showcases the natural beauty of marble juxtaposed with thin “planes” of white space formed by the base. Marble stands for strength and stability like hardly any other material. The Oki Table brings this beauty created by elemental forces into the home. Large slabs of natural stone seem to float over the delicate framework. The organic markings criss-cross the table top. Like branches, flowing and effective. An abstract painting of white strands, a still sculpture – reserved, elegant and powerful at the same time. A real treasure: the variant made of crystalline, white onyx marble. Every table is unique.

Lighten Up with THIN

Light up your space with THIN, an innovative task light designed to work anywhere. The slim profile, hefty base, and unique hinge allow THIN to bathe your space with light at any angle. THIN accommodates different settings with its versatile design and LED bulb. The proprietary dimmer allows for fine tuning to achieve the perfect light output for your mood. The ball joint base allows the lamp’s arm a range of angles and to swivel a full 360 degrees. The flexibility and options of THIN make it a suitable light of both home and work environments.

New Inside World Exhibit Recap

As part of DesignPhiladelphia, we held an exhibit in collaboration with Klip Collective at the Arch Street Meetinghouse. The New Inside World: Light & Form exhibit showed many new products from our partners such as Moooi and Moooi Carpets, Porro, Living Divani, and Vitra. Studio UNPIZZO came all the way from Italy to demonstrate their special hand-weaving techniques with the Tombolo chair. The chairs can be seen in the showroom window.

Introducing Artemas Quibble

Jason Ross’s accessories are like no other you’ve ever experienced, a mix of antiquity and a rough-hewn sophistication. With the formal label Artemas Quibble and the Creatures of Mme du Barry, every leather piece is handcrafted and embellished with silver, brass and antique objects, making each piece distinctively unique. Ross’s work of hand-made artistry resonates with the soulful history of the reclaimed elements. His newest collection can be found at our showroom.

NEW INSIDE WORLD . . . Oct 6th – Oct 15th

In celebration of Design Philadelphia and this year’s theme “Home”, Minima presents a collaborative, off-site exhibition entitled NEW INSIDE WORLD: Light & Form. Located inside a designated National Historic Landmark, the Arch Street Meeting House, the exhibition explores how the cutting edge of interior design reflects, informs, and transforms our concept of the future and our lifestyle. There is no place where designed objects impact our lives greater, than in the home. This intimate relationship with products reveals much about our needs, our values, our desires, and our ambition. For more information, visit the official exhibition website: www.newinsideworld.com

Freeman Seating System

The Freeman seating system combines beautiful Italian tailoring with flexible modularity, resulting in a dynamic collection capable of adapting to various spaces. It takes center stage in any living environment, becoming the centerpiece for family life, entertaining guests, and relaxing leisure time. Freeman presents an elegant, yet informal composure. The mix of materials, precise upholstery, and ability to incorporate various additional elements sets Freeman at the forefront of the interior landscape.

Introducing GTV

GTV, also known as Gebruder Thonet Vienna, is the original bent wood and cane chair company. No longer located in Vienna, the operations are now based across the border in Turin, Italy. While still producing the classics, GTV is bringing bent wood and cane into the contemporary landscape by working with such celebrated designers as Gam Fratesi, Nendo, Martino Gamper, and Vico Magistretti just to name a few. The Targa collection, shown above, is a wonderful example of this innovative use of classic materials by visionary designers.

Absolute Comfort

The Absolu sofa is in the showroom. It features intelligent cushions that can be formed to fit you. They retain their shape until you change them again. This innovative technology is a watershed in cushion design, making comfort personal, intimate, and flexible. Visit us and experience it for yourself.

The Novelties of Living Divani Outdoor Collection

Minima is proud to present Living Divani’s latest additions to its 2016 Outdoor Collection, featuring new products and classic reinterpretations, that provide a sophisticated and relaxed elegance. Living Divani’s Outdoor Collection Novelties include designs by David Lopez Quincoces, UNpizzo and Massimo Mariani. Agra, by Quincoces, displays subtle lines, perfect proportions with neoclassic elegance and an oriental appeal. Tombolo, by UNpizzo, emanates elegant femininity from its carefully embroidered details, giving it a chic, refined touch. Notes, by Mariani, combines the simplicity of cement, wood or glass with a rigid metallic structure. To see more of Living Divani’s 2016 Outdoor Collection, visit the Outdoor section on our website.

Salone del Mobile Milano 2016

Just a few weeks ago we visited Milan to attend the most important design event of the year: Salone del Mobile. We had a wonderful time, catching up with old friends, and of course seeing the newest designs from the best brands in the world. Check out our Instagram to see more great photos from Salone del Mobile. Ciao!

Casa da Escrita

The photoshoot for the new pieces by Luca Nichetto was held at a very special location, Casa da Escrita in Coimbra, Portugal. Formerly known as Casa do Arco, the residence of the late poet João Cochofel, Casa da Escrita was refurbished in 2010 by architect João Mendes Ribeiro, and repurposed as a space for writing events and a temporary residence for practicing writers. The refurbishment was sensitive to the historic features of the building, preserving elements such as decorative ceilings and corniced walls, while simplifying the living spaces, adding flexibility, and bringing a warm, functional modernity.

Reviving Velasca

Built in 1958, the Velasca Tower was part of the first generation of modern Italian buildings. Inspired by medieval fortresses, it holds a special place in the Milan skyline representing a bridge from old to new, and is easily identified by its geometric shape. Living Divani just opened a showroom on the ground floor of the Velasca Tower, and created an exclusive event space in the tower’s penthouse. Designed by the celebrated Piero Lissoni, there are 4 distinct settings that create a dream home-like atmosphere. The result is a sophisticated refuge where the tensions of the city are absorbed providing unexpected moments of relaxation.

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Saturday is for lounging! The Hamilton sofa from @minotti_spa is the perfect companion for a weekend of relaxation.
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The new Avalon chandelier is elegance incarnate. Light diffuses through alabaster to create a soft and gentle glow while the finely finished hardware adds touches of glamor. ✨
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There is nothing like a quiet, sunny spot for spending relaxing morning with coffee and a book...or iPad. Don’t forget to take it easy this weekend!
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Saturday is for lounging! This Torii sofa features a wonderful half moon ottoman, gentle bend and delicious panel upholstered back with exquisite piping detail. Designed by @nendo_official for @minotti_spa . 😍
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This bedroom is taking full advantage of the spectacular Blimp light in both pendant and table versions.
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This bedroom moment looks so inviting. If we woke up in this space, we are not sure we would ever be able to leave.
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