I don’t know what they put in the water in Italy, but I want some. They make beautifully dangerous cars, their food is subtly decadent, and they know fashion.


Minotti's Moore Sectional

The passion that Italians have also translates in their furniture design. You may have heard of B&B Italia, or Cassina, and of course there is Casa Armani, all of whom make incredible pieces.  

I personally prefer the styling of Minotti.

They use clean lines and a minimalist approach that is modern but not sterile.  I am first and foremost utilitarian, which means it has to work. Minotti makes furniture that makes sense and it still appeals to my love of all things stylish.  

Now you can’t just throw a sick sectional in the middle of a room cluttered with stuff and expect it to work.  But our toys really belong in the garage and the space between our Martin Logan speakers and our Pioneer Elite 60 inch HDTV demands someplace to sit besides that folding chair.  So get to work planning that bank heist because the Big Game is just around the corner, and all of this excess is not going to pay for itself!


Richard has been in the Essential Style for Men mix since its inception in 2009. When he isn’t busy serving as the ESM’s Director of Fashion & Style, you may find him on the beach playing volleyball, or working hard in Thailand shooting with a beautiful Brazilian supermodel.