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product:
Powell
manufacturer:
Minotti
designer:
Rodolfo Dordoni
date:
2012
status:
Showroom Viewable
(sydney)
Technical information:

Powell & Powell.112 Sofas

Powell, or the quintessential modern-day sofa as Minotti sees it: welcoming, refined and informal. A seating system with fixed and sectional seats, designed to cater to a natural desire to relax.

The fine balance of proportions, sartorial craftsmanship, every detail in powell harks back to the style that has become Minotti's identity. The aluminium base is a detail that cannot go unnoticed also because of its extra-glossy finish in an exclusive range of colors - sand, celadon, granite, plum and pewter - thus offering out-of-the ordinary and sophisticated color combinations that match with the upholstery, the sofa appears to be slightly raised from the ground, almost suspended, comfort is a must-have in every Minotti sofa.

And in order to make Powell more comfortable, a saddle hide head-rest has been provided, that can easily be placed near the arm and backrest and used to support the cushion, to offer the right support and maximum comfort.

the head-rest is available in mud, chesnut, tobacco and black. An aluminium frame runs along the entire perimeter of the sofa, creating a sharp contrast with the softness of the seating, while also protecting the lower part of the sofa.

Equallyimpressive are the corner frame joints in die-cast aluminium. The rigor of a technical material like aluminium is softened by the use of five color shades in extra-glossy finish - sand, celadon, plum, granite, pewter - which recur as a leitmotif in the 2012 collection.

The master craftsmanship is shown to perfection in the detailing such as the sofa profile that forms a teadrop in the corner with a 45 degrees joint. The relaxed elegance of the Powell project is expressed in its simple styling and stands out in a meticulous craftsmanship with down feather padding both for the single seating cushion and for the backrest cushions, which makes for a very comfortable sofa.

The precision of the profile that runs along the upper side of the sofa base and the sleek aluminium frame define its design and highlight its lightness.

Powell.112

Powell.112 was designed for those who love spacious seating and think of the sofa as a cozy retreat where they can lie back and relax, with seat depth increased to cm 112, its generous proportions redefine the Powell.112 soft and can accommodate any number of cushions, depending on the desired look, one cool character - the multifaceted personality of Powell.112 lets it take the leading role in any setting - whether wrappedin the nonchalance and elegance of strictly modern decorative fabrics, or upholstered in the most sophisticated leather from Minotti's exclusive collections.

The elegant headrest, with structure convered in mud color saddle-hide, serves as a support for the seatback cushions which, on Powell.112, are extra-soft, a refined detail that lends the sofa an air of comfort and relaxation.

powell.112 stands out because of its generous depth, cm 112, and comes with cushions for the backrest that are 100% goose down that make the sofa appear like a welcome nest.

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Rodolfo Dordoni

Rodolfo Dordoni

Minotti

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

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