A family of coffee tables whose shapes evoke the plasticity of Calder’s art. The project is a play on the numerous combinations that arise through the free association of basic geometric shapes and unconventional materials. The tables come in three shapes: a triangle with rounded points, an elongated oval, and classic round. And three finishes: Pedulo Walnut, glossy White lacquer, and Smoked Grey glass. In addition, only in the oval shape, Silver Beola stone with beveled edges, creating a visual and tactile effect similar to river rock. The underside of the table top is finished in an exclusive Pewter color created by Minotti Studio – adding a further touch of originality, as it picks up the finish color of the die-cast aluminum legs. A version on wheels, available in the triangular and round shapes, lends added functionality to the Sullivan coffee tables. The dynamic slant of the aluminum legs shows off very well in the Smoked Grey glass-topped version with beveled edges. Its height makes this coffee table ideal when paired with the Davis pouf, making way for dramatic juxtapositions of shapes and materials. Design mood, structural details, and a variety of available finishes imbue the Sullivan coffee tables with dramatic presence, making them lead players in the living room, alongside the new seating systems.
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.