As one of the world’s most famous furniture brands, Amini furniture (also known as AICO) is one of the world’s most renowned names in furniture. With their signature look that is both original and traditional, it has a unique look that has earned them the distinction of being a centerpiece item in any room they are in. As the founder Michael Amini put it, the furniture isn’t something “that someone doesn’t just sit on. It’s furniture you want to show off to your friends.” One look at the piece’s and it’s easy to see why.
Equally as interesting as the furniture itself is the man who built it. Michael Amini, the son of an Iranian business owner, came to the US to study engineering with the goal of bringing that expertise back to his father’s company. However, he quickly found his passion was in design, and after a few stints in the fashion and auto industries, managed to find talent in designing furniture. He started Amini Innovation Corp. in 1988, with just $7000 and a small garage, salvaging and improving old pieces of furniture to sell under the Amini name. He operated as a one-man show, designing, building, selling, and delivering pieces to his clients. It is this tenacity and work ethic that built the foundation of the Amini name.
Amini finds his inspiration for his designs from his many travels around the world. From the hills of Tuscany to Greek ruins, to Parisian cafes, inspiration can come from anywhere. He credits his unique eye for certain details he finds in various objects as the distinguishing factor that makes his designs so unique. This unique combination of classical details mixed with contemporary style created a particular identity to the Amini brand that many have tried to imitate, but none had succeeded in copying.
When it comes to Amini furniture, there is no shortage of choices. From the grand and traditional Bello Veneto that will make your home feel like a palace, to the Studio collection, which will finish off any modern home with its contemporary flair, to the 21 Cosmopolitan, which exudes mid-century minimalism and flair, there is something for anyone. Furthermore, Amini also has several collaboration collections with notable figures in fashion and pop culture and has numerous lines with Jane Seymour and Kathy Ireland. Needless to say, with such a wide variety of styles and options, you are guaranteed to find something to fall in love with.
A Global Name
Today, Amini Furniture exists in thousands of homes around the world. With over 3,000 retailers in over 80 countries around the world, it is safe to say that Michael Amini is a global brand that has struck a chord with markets all over the world. Its origins are also the definition of the American dream, as it’s immigrant founder started the company with almost nothing, and through hard work built it to what it is today.
We encourage you to experience the incredible design and taste of Amini for yourself and come down to our Burlington showroom. We are confident that you will find your next centerpiece furniture among our collection!