Signed by the eclectic Japanese studio Nendo, directed by Oki Sato, Tape is a collection of seats with a strong personality, characterized by the light silhouette, and consists of a comprehensive range of models: armchair with and without armrests, lounge armchair, bergère, two and three seater sofa and ottoman.
With his distinctive ironic approach, the designer overturns the traditional idea of the support feet that come out of the body of the seat, placing them externally to the structure.
Tape owes its name to the couture detail, conceived as a piece of ribbon that holds the Bronze-coloured metal feet.
A real tribute by Nendo to the sartorial experience of Minotti.
The soft curve of the shell, which designs the armrest and that accommodates the soft back cushion, highlights the pure and enveloping line of the armchair.
Customizable in a wide range of leather and fabric coverings, it presents two possible sets of pairings. In one version, the fabric covers the back and the seat cushion, while the shell and the tape detail are in leather of the same colour; in the other, the textile envelops the back, the seat cushion and the entire shell, while the tape detail is in Bronze-coloured saddle-hide.
With its firm formal identity and its impeccable proportions, Tape becomes the protagonist of the space that welcomes it, both in residential and hospitality contexts.
Minotti and Oki Sato, Japanese designer born in 1977, first came into contact in 2017.
Multi-talented, poetic and original, in 2002, Oki Sato opened the architecture and design firm Nendo, of which he is Chief Designer. Internationally renowned for his multi-faceted approach, which spans from graphic design to product design, and from architecture to the creation of installations, Oki Sato officially joined the Minotti team of designers in 2018.
With his light, fresh and minimal style, he creates designs with a big personality and a poetic touch. He is mainly inspired by the manual work of master craftsmen and artisans, and by the interaction between people, objects and environment.
The creative synergy between Minotti and Oki Sato was expressed in 2018 with the launch of the Tape collection - a family of seats and tables characterized by a light silhouette and a strong identity - and the Ring and Waves coffee tables.
In 2019, the partnership continued, with Tape Cord Outdoor, the outdoor evolution of the award-winning and world-renowned Tape family, the Easel cabinets series and the Wedge table and coffee table.
In 2020, Oki Sato designed the Torii family of seats and furnishing accessories, available for both residential and Hospitality settings: a very detailed project that plays around with the roundness of the volumes, the thinness of the profiles and the apparent formal simplicity, at the same time highlighting the haute couture approach in Minotti’s distinctive sartorial craftsmanship.