The Cortina armchair, launched in 2005, has become an iconic expression of Minotti style. Its wire mesh frame is so lightweight is seems to defy gravity, and now it takes on a new personality, thanks to the introduction of a white painted finish with bush-hammered texture. This new version of the Cortina armchair considerably expands its range of possible uses, both inside the home -- offering a variety of pairing options with all the sofas in the Minotti collection; as well as outside -- in tandem with the Alison Iroko Outdoor sofa. The dynamic shape of the frame and the unusual texture of the Cortina Outdoor sofa form a welcoming background for backrest cushions specifically modified for superior attachment to the frame. All the cushions are covered in white cotton canvas, treated with waterproof coating. The completely removable upholstery fabric comes in an exclusive range of fabrics and colors, tested for their ability to withstand outdoor conditions.
Born in Malta in 1966, Gordon Guillaumier studied in Switzerland and England. He graduated in industrial design at the IED in Milan in 1991 and the following year he obtained a master\'s degree in industrial design at the Domus Academy in Milan.
Gordon started his career collaborating with Rodolfo Dordoni’s Studio, where he worked on design projects with companies such as Foscarini, Artemide and FontanaArte. Later, he collaborated with Driade alongside Enrico Astori for the development of the Atlantide / Dhouse project.
In 2002 he founded his own Design Studio in Milan, focussed on design consulting, product and interior design. His first commissions started with Dornbracht Interiors, Fiam, Rational and art direction for Pamar and designed his first products for Bosa ceramiche, Foscarini and FontanaArte for the Schopenhauer collection.
Currently he is art director for Desalto and Roda (together with Rodolfo Dordoni and Gabriella Zecca).
Gordon’s products have received various awards: Interzum 2011 Award (Loop handle, Pamar), Wallpaper Design Award 2014 (Orson sun bed, Roda), ADI XXIV 2016 Compasso d\'Oro (Brick, Roda table), ADI Design Ceramic Award 2016 (Bits & Pieces 2016 Collection), Archiproducts Design Award 2016 (Chill Out, Tacchini), Archiproducts Design Award 2018 (Lake, Desalto).
His interior design and architecture works, published by the most prestigious magazines and books, focus on private residential projects.
Over the years he designed trade fair exhibits for Roda | Milan Furniture Fair; Pamar | Palazzo Crivelli Milan; Mondadori-Interni | Milan Furniture Fair; Ceramiche Piemme | Fuori Salone Milan.