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Tradition, exquisite craftsmanship and incomparable quality are at the heart of Minotti, a family-owned furniture design company founded in 1948. But so is being a representative of the best of “Made in Italy” on the global level.

Minotti was established as a small-scale artisan workshop by Alberto Minotti in his hometown of Meda, not far from Milan. The company became known for refined upholstered seating, and its profile expanded considerably during the 1950s and 1960s. A collaboration with designer and architect Gigi Radice during the era led to some of the brand’s most classic and coveted mid-century pieces, such as his playful and brightly colored curved sofa and armchairs. Alberto’s sons, Roberto and Renato, had worked with their father intermittently to learn the family business and, with their mother’s encouragement, took the reins when the patriarch passed away in 1991. By the end of the 20th century, Minotti had grown into an internationally renowned company, helmed by the second and third generations of the Minotti family.

Minotti isn’t a name that is splashed across magazine covers, but the brand is revered for its clever seating systems, such as its flexible and understated Hamilton collection of sofas and chaise longues padded with goose down and classic upholstered furniture, as well as its sleek, modern Elliott coffee tables, which integrate premium marble and polished gold. This marriage of elegant contemporary design coupled with respect for tradition reflects Minotti’s design process: Expert artisans use traditional Italian skills and techniques to hand-finish products made by precise and cutting-edge industrial machinery. The manufacturing process for the sophisticated Rivera armchairs and sofas, which include woven polypropylene-fiber backrests and tubular metal frames, for example, begins with computer-controlled machinery that assembles the structures based on designs, but the pieces are joined and finished by hand. It is telling that the company’s motto, known as the Minotti Code, is “Innovation in the spirit of continuity.”

In the late 1990s, Renato and Roberto Minotti initiated a partnership with Milanese architect and designer Rodolfo Dordoni — who created the Elliott tables — and also launched Minotti Studio, the “creative soul of the company” that is central to engineering, design, supply-chain logistics and more. Collaborations over the years have included projects with Nendo, Marcio Kogan and Studio MK27, Christophe Delcourt and more. 

Today, Minotti has a presence in almost 70 countries, and the company’s offerings — which span collections for indoor and outdoor residential and hospitality spaces — include everything from lounge chairs to tables to sideboards, armchairs and more. 

Browse Minotti's versatile range of furnishings on 1stDibs.

Average Sold Price
$3,287
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Pair of Gigi Radice for Minotti Leather Wingback Lounge Chairs, Italy, c. 1950s
By Gigi Radice, Minotti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This pair of 1960s Gigi Radice for Minotti leather wingback chairs are currently the gallery owner's favorite pair of armchairs in our collection - a simply stunning and incredibly b...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Minotti

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Brass

Pair of Vintage 50s Italian Armchairs by Gigi Radice Upholstered in Grey Velvet
By Gigi Radice, Minotti
Located in Milan, IT
Offered for sale is a great looking and timeless set of two armchairs designed by Gigi Radice for Italian furniture brand Minotti in the 1950s. They are one of the most recognisable ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Minotti

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Velvet

Caulfield Coffee Table by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti, Italy, 2003
By Minotti, Rodolfo Dordoni
Located in Antwerp, BE
Caulfield coffee table by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti, Italy, 2003 This round coffee table, created by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti in 2003, is made of a metal frame and a glass su...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Minotti

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Metal

White Velvet Gigi Radice Minotti Pair of Lounge Chairs, Italy, 1950s
By Gigi Radice, Minotti
Located in New York, NY
Red Velvet Gigi Radice minotti pair of lounge chairs, Italy, 1950s Beautiful pair of vintage modern Italian Chairs with lacquer legs and brass feet.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Minotti

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Brass

Pair of Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti Leslie Dining or Side Chairs
By Minotti, Rodolfo Dordoni
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful lines with a strong steel base and silver upholstery.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Minotti

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Metal

Minotti by Rodolfo Dordoni Leger Black Leather Side Table, Set of Two
By Minotti, Rodolfo Dordoni
Located in London, GB
Designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti, the Ledger side table formed part of the 1998 Collection which celebrated simple, elegant shapes and linear style. Constructed from a soli...
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1990s Italian Minotti

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Iron

'Nolan' Sectional Sofa by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti, 2006, Signed
By Minotti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This 'Nolan' sectional modular sofa by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti was designed in the early 2000's and this example produced in 2006. This soft, cozy and comfortable sofa set is sig...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Minotti

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Fabric

Lounge Italian Set Sofa and Two Armchairs Design Gigi Radice for Minotti, 1960s
By Gigi Radice, Minotti
Located in taranto, IT
Complete living room with curved sofa and pair of armchairs, design Gigi Radice for Minotti Arredamenti, early 1960s Mustard yellow color the sofa measures 240 cm in length (fr...
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1960s Italian Vintage Minotti

Materials

Brass

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Minotti furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Minotti furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are often made of fabric and designed with extraordinary care. In our Minotti collection, there are many options to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. 31 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there is also 1 modern edition to choose from. Many original furniture by Minotti were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Vittorio Nobili, Sormani and Gigi Radice. Minotti furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $758 and tops out at $18,000, while pieces like these can sell for $4,705..

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