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Through the Outdoor Collection, the sophisticated elegance and unrivaled comfort that distinguish the interior design products are expanded to include the outdoors – garden, patio or veranda – thanks to an impassioned quest for the right materials, carefully selected to resist wear and weather. That’s new Minotti outdoor collection designed entirely by famous italian interior designer, Rodolfo Dordoni.
The Indiana and Virginia “Outdoor” series both place the material at the heart of the project – the versatile and luxurious iroko wood – skillfully shaped in enlightened balance between classicism and modernity.
An vast collection of chairs, with bold personalities, around which a series of accessories revolves – tables, coffee and accent tables, a rug – that all work together to form different interpretations of outdoor space, creating a sophisticated play of visual associations with the interior decor.
Indiana – design by Rodolfo Dordoni
When a material is endowed with its own expressive energy, its shape cannot help but be dictated by this intrinsic quality. And that is what happened with the Indiana project – an outdoor collection crafted to emphasize the quality of the solid iroko, a warm and versatile kind of wood that is well suited to being turned and sculpted to reveal shapes that radiate the charm of objects molded by nature and by exposure to the elements.
The Indiana family comprises numerous pieces – sofas, end elements, chaise-longues, ottomans, coffee tables – with their base in solid iroko, intricate hand-crafted dovetailing and finishing details, and available in both natural iroko and “Dark Brown” stained finish.
The elements are raised off the floor on Pewter color painted aluminum caps that are inserted into the wood base. The backrest and armrests are covered in a macro woven polypropylene webbing with a sleek, contemporary vibe and available in the following colors: Bamboo, Stone and Moka.
The structure of the armrests and backrest is in metal with a painted Pewter color finish and is covered with a special polypropylene webbing that forms a unique, entirely hand-crafted macro woven material. The color palette includes Bamboo, Stone and Moka, selected to coordinate well with both the structure in iroko wood and with the new fabrics in the exclusive outdoor textile collection.
Virginia Outdoor – design by Rodolfo Dordoni
The Virginia “Outdoor” collection conjures up the widespread desire to spend more time outdoors, enjoying the views – whether landscapes or cityscapes – that convey a sensation of freedom and wellbeing.
The Virginia Outdoor family is a line that is brilliantly balanced between classicism and the modern. Workmanship of the solid iroko wood plays up all the qualities of a living, organic material that is pleasing to the eyes and to the touch. The finish options are: natural iroko or “Dark Brown” stained finish.
The clean lines of the wood structure are complemented by soft back and seat cushions, featuring generous padding and upholstery textiles that lend a tone of sophisticated elegance to the entire collection.
The sofa, armchair and ottoman are all imbued with compact proportions that brilliantly solve design dilemmas around modestly-proportioned terraces or verandas, as well as hospitality environments.