The Allen Sofa is a perfect example of what Minotti means by "sofa": an object defined by its smooth lines and proportions, its added height from the floor, and the functionality of its dimensions, without sacrificing soft lines and rounded shapes, especially where the arms are concerned.
Even though it's a product of design, Allen is certainly not lacking in comfort, thanks to the high back that offers total support for the back and the head. Internal padding of the arms and back is molded, while the reversible seat cushion is covered in goose down. The feet, made of molded, die cast aluminium, describe a sinuous line, proof that the classical concept is inherent to Minotti's DNA.
Spotlight on feet: made of die cast aluminium, in pewter colour (a shade created by Minotti studio) they have sinuous lines and classic structure, in both proportions and materials. Molded, they are the result of technological research and reinforce the association between Minotti and uniqueness.
In terms of foot placement, they're seen in profile when the sofa is viewed from the front, while the flat surface is visible when the sofa is viewed from the back or side. A totally new design concept: unlike traditional chaise lounges that form the end unit of a seating composition, this element already possesses a "hint" of the sofa in its shape.
Thanks to its "L-shaped" design, it foreshadows the sofa and carries it forward. Minotti also solves the problem of overlapping feet in the corner, and preserves the purity of design. A sense of clarity enhances the value of this piece in a key area of home living - the place for socialising with friends and enjoying family of companionship.
Frame: one-piece solid wood frame with metal reinforcements set crosswise.
Frame preparation: let into high-density polyurethane foam in different densities. Arm and backrest padding with soft fireproof foam insert for enhanced softness and comfort.
Additional thick fiber lining thermally bound to a white canvas.
Cushions: channeled goose down filling for the seat cushions with very resilient polyurethane foam central insert. Channeled goose down for the backrest cushions.
Feet: molded aluminium die-cast feet (exclusive design by Minotti Studio), Pewter coloured paint with extra-glossy anti-touch finish. Protective Hytrel® (soft scratchproof rubber) glide.
Cover: fully removable fabric covers. Non-removable leather for the frame, removable leather backrest and seat cushion covers.
Born in Milan in 1954, Rodolfo Dordoni graduated in architecture in 1979. From 1979 until 1989 he was responsible for the art direction and company image co-ordination of Cappellini International. Rodolfo Dordoni has a vast repertoire in product design typologies, encompassing domestic / contract lamps and furniture, storage systems, kitchens, bathroom accessories, objects, carpets and electrica... More