Comparable to a landscape design project, where carefully plotted combinations of elements create a new domestic scenery, the Daniels seating system redesigns the living areas with brand new compositions, in which regular curves and ellipses interrupt the linearity of the layouts, imbuing them with a more dynamic momentum.
Innovative and truly original, it is at its most striking when paired with the Amber low units, creating solutions with a strong visual impact that pass seamlessly from the soft feel of the seats to the harder feel of the containers and from more geometric shapes to an extraordinary combination of curves.
The chairs are designed based on the concepts of full modularity and maximum comfort, and feature a single cushion. The vast design system also includes decisively large chaise-longue couches with curved seating areas.
The frame of the back, and the combination of two different depths produces an effect in which the backrests appear to overlap, creating movement at the back which dispels the perception of the sofa as a continuous screen when set in the center of the room, as well as making it possible to add the Clive console, which further accentuates its motion.
Instead, the “offset” version, where the backrest juts out from the side of the seat, easily accommodates the Amber ottoman or low unit, creating a different compositional solution.
The system offers an alternative to the fixed armrest, in the form of a removable ottoman, in leather or fabric, on wheels.
Its natural position is alongside the sofa, attached using magnets, but it can be moved and used as an additional chair or surface, or, if positioned opposite the seat, as a natural extension of the same. The ottomans can also be attached to the end of the Amber low units.
Daniels is available in two versions: all-fabric or all-leather, and in a third combined option with base and armrest in leather and cushion in fabric, flaunting a harmonious mix of the textures and colours of the exclusive Minotti textile collection.
With its design-based, modular, versatile and innovative qualities, Daniels introduces original and unexpected structural details and compositional elements with a dynamic, contemporary rhythm.
Minotti first began working with Christophe Delcourt, self-taught designer, in 2016.
Particularly esteemed for his on-trend, understated elegance, and his exceptional sensitivity to materials and colours, Christophe Delcourt made his debut on the French design scene at the end of the 1990s.
He stood out immediately for his extreme focus on materials and for the sartorial attention he paid to every structural detail, visible throughout all the production phases of his seats and furniture. In constant pursuit of perfection, and driven by a strong propensity for experimenting with textures, Christophe Delcourt owes his first steps in the industry and his professional growth to his close encounters with various artisans, including a blacksmith and a cabinet-maker, which helped him consolidate his skills as designer and maker.
In 2016, he came into contact with Roberto and Renato Minotti, whose curiosity was aroused by his elegant, contemporary version of the Parisian décorator-like style: an exquisite balanced combination of pure design, refined materials and impeccable workmanship with sophisticated attention to detail.
Christophe Delcourt interpreted the more decorative aspect of Minotti with the 2017 debut of the Lou collection – storage units, tables and coffee tables – the Fil Noir armchair and the Noor coffee table.
The next year, his partnership with Minotti evolved with two new designs, the Granville seating system and the Dan table, and in 2019 he created the Daniels seating system and the Amber coffee tables-low units.
In 2020, the French designer revisited the Lou storage units for the living, dining and night areas giving their look, materials, colour palette and structural details a makeover.