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Rivera - Outdoor Collection

product:
Rivera - Outdoor Collection
manufacturer:
Minotti
designer:
Rodolfo Dordoni
date:
2015
status:
Indent (12 - 16 weeks)
Technical information:

Rivera - Outdoor Collection

The Rivera Collection suggests a contemporary interpretation of retro elegance reminiscent of a typical mediterranean vibe.

This product is driven by a desire to experiment with contrasts and unique combinations of materials for the outdoors - Lightweight metal, the reassuring warmth of wood, sophisticated weaves and the amazing elegance of fabrics - all contribute to transform even outdoor spaces into intimate and cozy settings.  A slender handcrafted base in solid Iroko Heartwood supports an enveloping backrest in woven polypropylene fiber, available in light grey and dark brown colours.

The "Cannage" effect weave requires great skill and manual ability as well as tireless, patient workmanship.  The Rivera Collection includes a two-seat sofa and a three-seat sofa, armchair, ottoman, coffee table and chair that define retro elegance in contemporary language, using innovative materials to evoke sensations reminiscent of warm, typically mediterranean settings, whether on a lakeside veranda or terrace overlooking the sea.

A premium wood, solid Iroko Heartwood - universally appreciated for its durability and waterproof qualities - adds great value to the base of the painstakingly handfinished Rivera seating elements.  The unique shape of the cantilevered wood frame that is distinctive to the 98cm deep armchair, as well as the two-seat sofa and three-seat sofa, allows it to be used as a table surface for glasses or other small objects.  The 84cm deep Rivera armchair - perfect for pairing with the two-seat sofa - have restrained proportions and can also be used in projects where space is at a premium.

Designed to fit seamlessly with the various seating elements, the coffee table comes with the top in fine grain, brushed, silver Beola stone, set into the wood frame, for an extremely refined effect and timeless elegance.

The Rivera chair, with its compact design and graceful lines, epitomize all the aesthetic values of the project and the ideal combination of materials.  It rests on a sinuous pewter colour painted tubular metal structure specially treated for outdoor use, as are the padding materials for the soft cushions that are covered in waterproof fiber.    

Product Designer

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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