Minotti - MASS Beverly - The Epitome of American Luxury Lifestyle
Mary Ta is the founder of furniture titan Minotti’s first monobrand showroom and the founder with partner Lars Hypko of MASS Beverly, an innovative and sophisticated 360-degree design showroom. Based in Los Angeles, Ta is widely recognized for her contemporary, multi-layered aesthetic and as a global leader in the world of modern luxury furnishings. Her dynamic vision pushes the boundaries of innovation and has captivated a coterie of luminaries in the worlds of technology, music, fashion and entertainment, including Beyoncé and Jay Z, Calvin Klein and Elon Musk.
Her involvement in the cultural fabric of the city that has been her home for three decades has led to her evolution as a market connector. Ta has brought together concepts, developers, designers, architects, fashion houses, artists and clients to create projects and applications that have revolutionized the real estate market and captivated the imagination.
MASS Beverly was founded in 2014 by Mary Ta and Lars Hypko and has evolved into a state-of-the-art global design destination representing more than 250 leading-edge European brands. Located in the West Hollywood Design District, the showroom has a growing portfolio of multimillion dollar residential and hospitality projects. MASS Beverly integrates design services with product curation and specializes in creating unique environments for world-renowned architects, interior designers, developers and private clients. The 360-degree showroom experience blends a European sensibility with the American luxury lifestyle, showcasing traditional artisanal methods and technological innovations. MASS Beverly also offers unique services and specialized support to members of the design trade, helping to realize their clients’ projects.
The 181 Fremont Grand Penthouse is exemplary MASS Beverly. The four-bedroom residence in a San Francisco skyscraper was fully furnished by MASS Beverly and Minotti Los Angeles with pieces by Bottega Veneta, Minotti, Swarovski, Verpan, and more.
The home is a sophisticated retreat thanks to the use of American walnut wall panels, white limestone, and parquet wood floors. Amenities include a private elevator, wine tasting room and bar, study, exhibition kitchen and catering kitchen. Spaces are thoughtfully divided by custom pocket doors and floor-to-ceiling shelving by Italy’s Henge. The formal living area celebrates Minotti, includes a statement light by Matter Made, while the adjacent fireside lounge prominently features Thonet, the heritage brand that combines iconic steam-bent beechwood with tailored upholstery. In the master bedroom, Minotti’s Lawrence king bed, another Dordoni design, meets Lou nightstands by Christophe Delcourt. The design compliments spectacular city views.
Forest Knoll is an iconic modern farmhouse featuring contemporary furnishings by Minotti Los Angeles and MASS Beverly. The tailor-made selections were customized to reflect the clean and serene Danish-modern environment created by Standard Architecture.
The interior spaces are quite wide-open, so furniture was used to designate different areas for varying purposes, from foyer, which organically shaped low tables from Henge, a reception lounge and a formal living area, all of which were furnished in clean, quiet colors and comforting materials. A handful of vintage pieces and modern accessories were selected to complement the natural woods used throughout the home and low-profile designs highlight the soaring ceilings. Also featured in Forest Knoll, the Minotti Lawrence sofa is the quintessential seating system. Its versatility and its iconic stitching design are a staple exemplifying refined taste.
The double-level outdoor terraces feature pieces by Minotti and Expormim in cool grey tones to allow the natural hillside to sing. Overall, the goal was to create a tranquil retreat outfitted with comfortable classics and icons of modern luxury.