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Minoli Featured in Tile & Stone Journal

The November / December  issue of Tile and Stone Journal, Volume 11 No 10, features Minoli in three articles.

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Tile and Stone Journal is the leading publication for the British tile industry and considered as the main source of industry information and of course occasional gossip!

TSJ Editor Joe Simpson was a guest at the 1st Anniversary party of the Minoli Central London showroom, The Surface within, and along with a photograph of Joe and John of TSJ, enjoying the evening with Minoli sales Manager Darren , there is an article about the evening.

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Further on within the publication, there is a fascinating article regarding the issue of transport, where again Minoli is featured, demonstrating that as a company Minoli make significant and constant investment into the logistics of delivering tiles. This year alone investment has been made in many types of equipment including the delivery fleet and internal material handling machinery.

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Lastly, in an article regarding the 2015 Tile Association Awards, which have just been announced, there is a picture of last years winners, with the Minoli team of Sophie and Sophie shown within the group accepting the award for Excellence in Distribution, for the fourth consecutive year.

 

Posted by Sophie Weitz in Automotive, Minoli, Minoli London, Press, TTA Awards, 27th November, 2014

Minoli Featured in Canary Wharf Magazine

Canary Wharf magazine, November 2014 features an article on the new Minoli Autumn/Winter  Collection and the new Travelling series, of porcelain wood effect.

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Travelling Series – West Brown, 19.7 x 120 cm, VC02728

Click here for the full Travelling range booklet

Posted by Sophie Weitz in Minoli, Minoli London, Press, 5th November, 2014

Cersaie Italy 2014

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Jonathon Minoli, our managing director has just returned from the Bologna Tile exhibition “Cersaie” and is exceptionally excited about the ranges we will be introducing into our product offering for 2015, scheduled to be previewed in December 2014.

“It is always a pleasure to return to Bologna, like many people within this industry my body clock seems to know when it is time to head for Heathrow and take the two hour flight to the wonderful medieval city that is Bologna. I have been travelling to Bologna for the Exhibition for many years, this Cersaie was either my 24th or 25th, I really can’t recall which, my father had attended the very first Cersaie and the fair that preceded it which I believe was simply called “Saie.

“Each year there tends to be a theme, and over the years that I have been attending I have seen some very strange and quite outrageous future trends, some of which have come to nothing and some really were the new best thing in the industry – tile to look like wood, that will never catch on! This year the trend that we noticed most was the gentle evolution of the existing fashions into bigger and more elaborate versions of the originals. Wood effect is again a feature of the trends, with lengths of these planks getting longer and if anything even more natural than the wood it is based upon. Marble, or marble effect, where polished or matt porcelain is produced to offer every component of the aesthetic beauty of a natural stone, but with the technical characteristic and  abilities of porcelain.

“The Marvel series has been expanded and developed for 2015 to a range of exceptional characteristics with not only new colours but also new sizes, added to mosaics newly designed to complement all of the base tiles, the range now has no equal in tile, porcelain tile or even the original natural stones from which it is based.

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New Marvel Noir!

“For the coming year, 2015 , Minoli will be launching  ranges that encompass all of the trends set in Cersaie, with an extension and re launch of the Minoli Evolution Marvel series, additions to Etic, Axis and Travelling Wood effect series and completely new ranges such as LakeStone a remarkable range than replicates stones not often produced in porcelain tile, with large sizes and polished or satin surfaces.

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New Range – LakeStone!

“The exhibition was generally quite busy, though I often wonder how many of the visitors are actually there for business, I suspect if all of the people within the centre were analysed it would be quite horrifying as to just how many are actual decision makers and buyers, probably not very many at all, I will be surprised if that survey is ever carried out! The attitude of almost every person I met was positive, which given that most of the material we have produced is from Italian sources is a little surprising. Italy is in a terrible mess financially and there upbeat approach is quite admirable given the dire situation of the economy. An excellent article recently written by Roger Bootle of Capital Economics in which he talks about how, in his considered opinion the Euro has been a very bad thing for Italy and that the only option is for with drawl from the currency and that is only a matter of time. A link to the article can be seen Here, Roger Bootle is Managing Director of Capital Economics.

“There is something else about this exhibition, which is quite unique I feel amongst trade shows, the location in Bologna seems to bring out the best in people and you will often see those that spend all year in ferocious competition sharing a drink in the famous cocktail bar of the Majestic – Baglioni Hotel, or at the very least sharing the same space.  I often think that this is a form of neutral territory or even holy ground where the differences and the need to compete are put to one side in a city that welcomes the tile industry like no other.

“This years Cersaie has like many before it given us inspiration and new products to ensure that 2015 will be for our clients just as dynamic and on trend as it should be and full details of these new ranges will be forth coming in the next few weeks, with the main product preview set for early December.

As for Cersaie of the future…. Well we have already booked our rooms for 2015!”

Posted by Sophie Weitz in Cersaie, Minoli, New ranges, Press, 30th September, 2014

Italian Economic Troubles

An excellent article recently written by Roger Bootle of Capital Economics in which he talks about how, in his considered opinion the Euro has been a very bad thing for Italy and that the only option is for withdraw from the currency and that it is only a matter of time. A link to the article can be seen Here Roger Bootle is Managing Director of Capital Economics.

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Posted by Sophie Weitz in Italy, Minoli, Press, 30th September, 2014

Minoli Celebrates First Anniversary of London Showroom

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Minoli Team, From left to Right – Sophie, Sophie, Megan, Tracy, Lucy and Maria

Italian luxury porcelain tile specialist Minoli has celebrated the first anniversary of The Surface Within – its London showroom located on George Street, W1. Clients, for the developer, designer and retail communities together with friends and colleagues gathered to mark the occasion with Jonathon Minoli, Managing Director, with a welcome glass of Prosecco and canapés by Jeremy Brown (Executive Chef of Home House).

The event attracted almost 150 guests who received the full attention of the Minoli team and saw the remarkable new products displayed in the newly refitted showroom, which although only a year since it launch was subject to a major program of improvements in the run up to the event, to ensure Minoli London is nothing short of cutting edge.

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The launch of The Surface Within in September 2013 marked a return to having a London office and showroom for Minoli, where the company was founded in the early 1940’s by Luigi Minoli, grandfather of Jonathon. As a logical extension to its Oxford-based headquarters and Distribution Centre, the George Street showroom showcases the company’s stunning new as well as established collections in the heart of London’s West End. The facility provides a convenient location for designers, developers, retailers and others who specify for projects to browse and gather inspiration from the extensive product displays and samples.

Commenting on the choice of brand name for the showroom, Jonathon Minoli explained that “At Minoli, we see tiles as more than just a floor or wall covering. For us, tiles create the ‘surface within’ buildings, connecting and transforming rooms into beautiful living and working spaces for people to enjoy”.

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Posted by Sophie Weitz in Minoli, Minoli London, Press, THE SURFACE WITHIN, 29th September, 2014

Minoli Celebrates First Anniversary of London Showroom

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Italian luxury porcelain tile specialist Minoli has celebrated the first anniversary of The Surface Within – its London showroom located on George Street, W1. Clients, for the developer, designer and retail communities together with friends and colleagues gathered to mark the occasion with Jonathon Minoli, Managing Director, with a welcome glass of Prosecco and canapés by Jeremy Brown (Executive Chef of Home House).

The event attracted almost 150 guests who received the full attention of the Minoli team and saw the remarkable new products displayed in the newly refitted showroom, which although only a year since it launch was subject to a major program of improvements in the run up to the event, to ensure Minoli London is nothing short of cutting edge.

The launch of The Surface Within in September 2013 marked a return to having a London office and showroom for Minoli, where the company was founded in the early 1940’s by Luigi Minoli, grandfather of Jonathon. As a logical extension to its Oxford-based headquarters and Distribution Centre, the George Street showroom showcases the company’s stunning new as well as established collections in the heart of London’s West End. The facility provides a convenient location for designers, developers, retailers and others who specify for projects to browse and gather inspiration from the extensive product displays and samples.

Commenting on the choice of brand name for the showroom, Jonathon Minoli explained that “At Minoli, we see tiles as more than just a floor or wall covering. For us, tiles create the ‘surface within’ buildings, connecting and transforming rooms into beautiful living and working spaces for people to enjoy”.

Posted by Sophie Weitz in Minoli, Minoli London, Press, THE SURFACE WITHIN, 22nd September, 2014

Minoli featured in Showhouse

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This month Showhouse magazine featured the launch of the new Minoli Showroom.

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In an article in the news section, the showroom, Minoli – London – The Surface Within is discussed and mentions are given to the “extensive displays” and the “central London location.

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We also had a new version of the advertising for the new showroom, in the same magazine, shown here in the larger A3 format of Showhouse.

Posted by Sophie Weitz in Minoli, Minoli London, Press, THE SURFACE WITHIN, 17th December, 2013

Minoli has the X Factor

Minoli client, Rectory Homes is well known for building luxurious homes in London and the Home Counties, but now one of the finest creations by Rectory has been given the X Factor as. It has been chosen to house a group of this years contestants.

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The House, which of course is beautifully fitted out with Minoli porcelain tiles from ranges such as Style, was designed and built by Rectory Homes and later sold to Lionel Richie.

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This years X Factor Contestants

For the full article, please Click here

Posted by Sophie Weitz in Minoli, Press, 7th October, 2013

Minoli mentioned in the latest issue of The Schemer

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Minoli’s new showroom is now open in George Street, W1 is featured in the current edition of The Schemer.

The Schemer is a fortnightly publication outlining the most useful and exciting new products, latest projects, events, news and industry information. It is distributed to architects and interior designers specialising in the residential sector and working on some of the best residential architecture and design projects.

To see the online blog, please click here. The Schemer

Posted by Sophie Weitz in Minoli, Minoli London, Press, THE SURFACE WITHIN, 1st October, 2013

Minoli Featured in Italian Tile Magazine – Tile International

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Posted by Sophie Weitz in Italy, Minoli, Press, 25th September, 2013

Minoli Featured in Show House for Awards Success

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This month’s edition of Show House Magazine the industry’s leading publication has featured an article on the awards success recently enjoyed by Minoli.

The Article, in the news section talks about the TTA Tile Association awards for Marketing and for the most prestigious of all , Distribution which Minoli won for the third consecutive year.

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Jonathon Minoli, Managing director wrote, obviously we are delighted to again feature in the news section of the Show House magazine, they are inundated with articles and news about everything concerning the building of new homes, these two awards showed our on going commitment to the clients we serve in the house building industry”

Show house is available on line www.showhouse.co.uk

Posted by Sophie Weitz in Minoli, Press, 11th June, 2013

A Garage Fit for the Monaco Grand Prix

As the European launch of the 2013 Formula One season roars to our screens on Sundays, some of London’s luckiest super-fans have kitted their very own garages reminiscent of some of the finest paddocks in the international sport. 

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Minoli LX Nero Polished 600 x 600 mm

Whilst bespoke home garages have long been popular with multi millionaire auto enthusiasts who want to showcase and maintain their pristine collection of vintage vehicles, a new era of London’s private supercar enthusiast has taken to creating their very own contemporary toy cupboards.

Minoli has helped create showrooms for world renowned commercial brands including Alfa Romeo, Lexus, Kia, Renault and Ferrari. Through identifying an emerging market, Minoli now offers bespoke solutions for private collectors and an increasing number of high-end house builders who have started to offer such innovative personalised spaces.

Jonathon Minoli, Managing Director, Minoli comments: “As the popularity of motor racing increases throughout the world, combined with the ongoing investment opportunities within the Capital city, we have really noticed an increase in enthusiasts creating their very own paddock-like surroundings for their most prized possessions.

“At Minoli our customers are often looking to personalise their garages to match the brand or model of their car. No longer is the garage somewhere to use simply when entering or exiting a property, it is now somewhere to retreat and take your guests when entertaining.”

During recent years, areas such as Knightsbridge and Mayfair have witnessed large quantities of supercars from the middle-east arriving into central London during the summer months. Often cars have been transported just for the occasion; many are now kept in discreet spaces which by any definition have now become some of London’s most luxurious ‘dream garages’.

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Stanley House – Cornwall Terrace

Designed by leading interior designer, Siri Schumann of Two D Limited, Stanley House – No 8 Cornwall Terrace has launched onto the market at a price in the region of thirty million pounds. Overlooking the prestigious Regents Park, the 8,059 sq ft Regency mansion is set over five floors and comprises of five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, gym, master reception room and a mews house at the rear. Through using the finest materials combined with pioneering technology, the property boasts all the essential features required to provide the very best in London living, including the residents very own ‘super garage’.

For Number 8 Cornwall Terrace, Minoli provided the 600 x 600 LX Nero Super Black Polished Porcelain tile, made to the very highest standards this Italian porcelain tile has shown just how effective a (relatively) small garage can be when fitted out thoughtfully with inspirational flooring and well-chosen décor.

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Minoli also work with DURA, Europe’s leading designer and manufacturer of garage furniture who have helped deliver solutions for many of the world’s leading car manufacturers and form part of Aston Martin’s corporate guidelines. They also work with residential homeowners from across the UK, creating unique garage fit outs.

The Minoli LX Nero is available from stock, in either 600 x 600 format, as used in Cornwall Terrace or 600x 300, as used by Infiniti Cars for the state of the art retail showrooms, where the tile forms a portal from reception to client lounge and showroom.

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Minoli LX Nero Polished 300 x 600 mm – Used by Infiniti Cars

Posted by Sophie Weitz in Car Showroom, Minoli, Press, 21st May, 2013

Minoli Mentioned in Best Selling Book “Bloody Foreigners”

One of the bestselling non-fiction books of recent years was written by Robert Winder about the immigration in to the British Isles over the past centuries. Entitled “ Bloody Foreigners” the book tries to explain how the peoples of the British Isles are made up.

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“The Story of the way Britain has been settled and influenced by foreign people and ideas is as old as the land itself. In this original, important and inspiring book, Robert Winder tells of the remarkable migrations that have founded and defined a nation”

“Our aristocracy was founded by the French”

“Our royal Family is German”

“The shops and Banks were created by Jewish immigrants”

“Our food is anything but  British”

In Chapter 12, “Little Italy” Winder talks about how the Italians have influence the British isles and the people within it, Minoli are mentioned on page 188 “  Tiling and ceramic companies sprang up – Grossi in Lewisham, Toffolo in Glasgow, Quiligotti in Manchester and Minoli in Oxford

The reviews of this book were extremely good, it is available in paperback, ISBN 978-0-349-11566-5

 

Posted by Sophie Weitz in Minoli, Press, 17th May, 2013

Minoli Featured In Show House Magazine

This month Minoli have again been featured in Show House magazine, the leading industry publication for House Builders and developers.

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In a fascinating article by Kate Hamilton, Minoli are quoted in regards to the practicality and beauty of our floor tiles as well as the ever increasing importance of the “Green” factor.

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“ Tile Supplier Minoli also proudly displays its eco credentials. The tile manufacturers from Italy that Minoli uses to provide for its developer ranges are produced to the Eco Label standard. Within these factories there is virtually no waste of water or power, and all unused items are recycled.”

Jonathon Minoli was then directly quoted:

“ Generally speaking, the higher the quality and the specification the more sustainable the source will have been,” explains managing director Jonathon Minoli. “The factories producing this material for Minoli have all of the essential eco credentials, especially the European Eco Labels. Lower priced and lower specified material will generally not meet the requirements, also items not sourced within the European manufacturing plants tend to be without accreditation.”

Minoli were also featured in the news section with the launch of the New Sunrock series, under the heading “On The Tiles” the launch of the range is covered with a brief introduction to the items and the variety available.

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Posted by Sophie Weitz in Minoli, Press, 17th May, 2013

Minoli celebrate unprecedented awards success

The team at Minoli are celebrating an outstanding run of success at The Annual Tile Association Awards after yet another year of accolades for the Oxford based distributor.

This is the fourth year that Minoli have entered, been nominated and won awards in the industry’s most prestigious competition and they have once again come away with first place honours in two of the most hard-fought categories.

Most significantly, this is the third consecutive year that Minoli have landed the Award for Excellence In Distribution, an unprecedented recognition of the company’s continued commitment in this field.

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                              Sophie and Sophie receiving the award the Excellence in Distribution from TTA Chairman Ian Kershaw

At this year’s ceremony, Minoli also collected the award for Excellence in Marketing, which they last won in 2010. The judges took particular interest in Minoli’s events and direct marketing strategy which has seen ever increasing response and attendance levels from their expanding customer base.

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Sophie and Sophie receiving the Excellence in Marketing award from TTA Chairman Ian Kershaw

The Tile Association Awards celebrate all that is best in the wall and floor tile industry. They recognise and reward the outstanding products, people, businesses and projects of the preceding year. The winners were announced at the annual TTA Gala Dinner, attended by some 500 industry representatives, on Saturday 20th April in Birmingham.

Managing Director Jonathon Minoli said, “We’re delighted to have once again been commended for our efforts by our industry peers in two very important categories for our business.

“Over the last 12 months, and more so than in any previous year, we have continued to invest in our distribution business – a core part of our strategy that has underpinned our success throughout the on-going economic downturn. The programme of activity has included new trucks and drivers, bespoke product brochures, increased stockholding and innovative new display stands.

“With regard to the Marketing award, this is particularly satisfying as it endorses our focus on direct marketing and events to develop more meaningful and engaging dialogue and relationships with our clients. Our most recent ‘Interno-Esterno’ event, showcasing tile ranges that are suitable for use indoors and outside, was again held at Home House in London’s Portman Square and this has proved a real draw for clients across London and the South East.”

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Finalist certificate for ‘Best use of Tile in a Domestic Environment’

Posted by Sophie Weitz in Minoli, Press, 29th April, 2013


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