A young, dynamic seating system where geometric lines form an original mix of soft volumes in an unconventional rhythm of full and empty spaces.
The streamlined aesthetic style juxtaposes with the wide freedom of seating arrangements, which makes for very original design ideas. The Yang seating system is intended for a young public and can be used to create soft, cozy domestic islands where you can spend your leisure time indulging in your favorite pastimes or enjoying all-out relaxation. A defining feature of Yang is its particular “Offset” elements with the backrest offset from the seat, and which, along with its ottomans and Close side tables, add to its versatility. The various elements can be combined in a multitude of ways thanks to the ottomans which can be placed in various positions: to either extend the seating or to provide a practical table-like surface.
The rigorous architectural concept of the Yang seating system is also strengthened by the design of the base: the front section is a simple Pewter-colored aluminum bar, a finish that lends flexibility to the Yang seating system when interpreting the most different styles.
The Yang headrest is specifically designed to offer vertical support and encourages the right posture when reading and relaxing. The fine “Cambré” stitching has been used here too, for a functional element that is not only something to lean on but also an extra touch that gives an added value to the sofa.
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.