Developed starting from a simple square volume, the Solid family of complements reveals great versatility through its clean and simple shapes.
The Solid family hosts elements with different shapes and functions. With their square forms and cubist style, their bold personality adds a distinctive touch of flair to residential and Hospitality interiors.
They range from the parallelepiped volume, which is tall enough to be set alongside a dining table as an additional seat, to coffee tables for holding or storing objects, and nightstand for the sleeping area. The rich ensemble is completed by the console table, which sits on metal blade-like legs with a Black-Nickel finish.
The Solid coffee tables, in all sizes, are available both in the glossy lacquered version in the colours Corten, Muschio, Petrolio and Moka and in the open-pore ash finish in Moka colour. Some of them are useful storage elements thanks to drawers, with interior in Moka-coloured ash and push & pull opening, almost imperceptible by the eye thanks to their perfect aesthetics.
In the version with dimensions cm 35x35 H45, Solid becomes an eclectic furnishing piece, ideal for a use in any interior location, characterizing the space in which it is positioned with its clean and simple sculptural presence.
This version also comes in saddle-hide, crafted with the same technique used in fine leather luggage-crafting, where every side is trimmed with precise stitching along the edges that enhance the preciousness of the furnishing element as a whole.
The strategic collaboration between Minotti and Rodolfo Dordoni, architect and designer from Milan, began back in 1997.
Rationalist architect and professional with a multi-faceted personality, Rodolfo Dordoni met Renato and Roberto Minotti towards the end of the nineties. The Minotti brothers immediately considered Rodolfo Dordoni’s cultural background, professional experience and sensitivity as an interior decorator the ideal basis for forging a strong relationship. The challenge that faced them was to create a new vision of the company.
So, in 1997, Rodolfo Dordoni presented his first collection of seats, tables and coffee tables, including Suitcase, the iconic cubic armchair freely inspired by the world of fashion and luggage-making. A successful design, rigorous and non-conventional, which marked the beginning of a consolidated relationship that has spanned more than twenty years and shows no signs of slowing down.
The next year, in 1998, he was nominated Art Director and coordinator of all the company’s collections. This marked a turning point that launched him on a pathway of continuous research, guided by the values of coherence, determination, passion and enthusiasm. Over the years, it led to the definition of a full range for the home, designed for both indoor and outdoor environments and for Hospitality spaces, fully interpreting the concept of “collection” and “lifestyle”.
Year after year, collection after collection, this collaboration has played a part in reinforcing the brand identity and in giving the collections a feel of exclusivity, carrying a strong message of quality and fine Italian craftsmanship all round the world, by innovating and creating continuity.
The collaboration has also extended to designing the stands for the various editions of the Salone del Mobile in Milan and Shanghai and the fair in Cologne, as well as the creation of spaces such as the Minotti New York flagship store, opened in 2010, and the company showroom installed in the headquarters in Meda in 2012.
His many iconic indoor and outdoor furniture designs created since he began working with the company over 20 years ago have recently been joined by some new additions - the Connery and Blazer indoor and the Sunray outdoor seating systems - all characterised by pure volumes, sharp geometries and a haute couture approach to sartorial craftsmanship - along with a myriad of furnishing solutions, small furniture and accessories.