ABOVE: Minotti's sleek and modern furniture; BELOW: Minottis' Movimento Basso piece.
Sinuous, chic and utterly modern, the furniture designs from Minotti—one of Italy’s finest contemporary furniture companies— can revolutionize the look of your home. And lucky for us Angelenos, Minotti’s first and only flagship showroom in the US is located right here in Los Angeles.
No matter where they are placed in your home, the sleek Minotti pieces are subtle yet striking, employing fine leather, smooth wood, sturdy steel and luxurious fabrics to ensure each piece is one of unique and undeniable quality.
We especially love the Movimento Basso piece (PICTURED BELOW, $3,217), which is formed from layered wooden discs and looks like a disjointed tree trunk. It’s perfect as a side table or as truly extraordinary shelving.
Each Minotti piece is strong enough to stand on its own, but if a total room redesign is necessary, the company’s in-house design consultants will work with you to help create your ideal interior space. The LA store also offers unusual lighting fixtures and home accessories, as well as the urban-cool artwork of Russell Young. 8936 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-278-6851; minottila.com
— ANNE BAUSO
Baker's new sectional is scaled for urban setting.
If you love great quality and design (and we know you do), then you’ll love the reliably comfortable and well-made furniture from the old standby Baker. The company has been creating quality American-made pieces for more than a century and is continuing its tradition of excellence with the innovative Simply Baker furniture upholstery program, featuring three levels of customization. Level One offers classic pairings of fabric and frame, and the furniture can be quickly shipped to your home; Level Two gives customers a choice of 50 different fabrics and 16 fi nishes; and Level Three allows you the option to choose from all 1,500 Baker fabrics and the complete spectrum of fi nishes—so you can personalize every last detail. We’re daydreaming of rainy days curled up on the company’s new sectional—created for the Level Two program—which is scaled for urban settings and perfect for design-discerning singles. It also offers an optional left- or right-armed loveseat or chaise for easy placement. Now that’s what we call innovation. 360 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-289-0074; baker.kohlerinteriors.com
— KATELYNN WHITAKER
Fashion shoot: December 2013 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.