The design for the 2015 Minotti stand is informed by museum architecture, interpreted as the construction of a space intended to enhance the value of the collection in an architectural context that conveys a rational language, entirely inherent to the characteristics of the products themselves.
The space communicates as air of rarefied elegance, expressed through the choice of an essential, two-tone, black and white colour scheme that finds its voice in the eloquent refinement of the materials.
The black and white colours dictate a neat, graphic interpretation of the space and appear in multiple material solutions of great impact – minimal and pure white like chalk or rare, like Calacatta marble, in sharp contrast to the coal black, present in the grey stone, plaster and wood used on both the walls and the floors.
Underlining the silent but sophisticated elegance of the whole are the elegant frames finished in polished gold.
Through assimilation, the mood of the stand echoes some of the themes of the collection – like the details in polished gold or the use of premium marble in the Catlin and Elliott side tables.
A singularly sophisticated and formal design project that expresses a modern approach to classicism, in keeping with the mood expressed by the 2015 Collection.
One that pays homage to the school of rational thought inherent to the Modern Movement and manifests in perfect balance between the classic and the modern, totally coherent with the distinct identity of the brand.
Minotti’s 2015 Collection is artfully balanced between contemporary design and modern classicism, distinguished by restrained, tasteful elegance, while introducing elements of surprise and offering new design perspectives.
The new collection draws upon the rational thought expressed by the Modern Movement, while at the same time taking inspiration from the plastic, sensual shapes of the more dynamic architectural movements.
The Yang and Seymour seating systems are both endowed with bold personalities and inherently express complementary, though opposing, artistic visions.
Designed for a young, but discerning buyer with an eye for design and quality, the sleek geometric shapes of the Yang sofa allow the creation of islands of relaxation with varied compositions and accessories.
Seymour, on the other hand, expresses a modern approach to classicism through the use of soft shapes and sinuous curves.
Developed around these two different, but profoundly complementary ways of interpreting the sofa, is a wide collection of armchairs, furniture and accessories able to establish a network of relationships and to stimulate a meaningful dialog among the various elements that each time tells a different, personal story.
The new collection coordinated by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti draws inspiration from architectural rigour of the masters of rationalism
About Rodolfo Dordoni
Born in Milan in 1954, he graduated with a degree in Architecture in 1979 from the Milan Polytechnic which has trained high-caliber architects.
After his degree, Dordoni’s first tenure was in the design sector, designing a long line-up of products and soon becoming the artistic director of leading companies in the Italian and international design scene.
His working partnership with Minotti as the company’s artistic director dates back to 1997, overseeing the creation and development of all its collections.
In 2005 he set up the Studio Dordoni Architetti along with Alessandro Acerbi and Luca Zaniboni, working in the field of architecture and interior design for residential, commercial and exhibition settings, and signing the design and development of villas, private homes, industrial and commercial spaces, exhibition stands, restaurants and hotels.