Structure and proportions usher in a new architecture of the sofa. White seems to be a composite of perfectly balanced shapes and sizes.
The repetitive overlapping of horizontal lines forms a highly distinctive aesthetic pattern that is further emphasized by the use of several different materials. The base of the sofa can be upholstered in fabric, leather or saddle-hide upon which the seat backs, cushions and tray tops are placed to create a captivating interplay of shapes and alternating positive and negative spaces.
The sofa is suspended above the ground by very slender feet in Pewter colored die-cast aluminum, an exclusive design by Minotti Studio, that are set at 45° angle to the sofa corners, lending added flair, even to larger-sized compositions. To make White even more welcoming, the padding in the cushions was enhanced with a deeper layer of goose down, making them luxuriously soft, creating a very pleasant contrast to the sleek formality of the sofa’s base.
A unique advantage of the White seating system lies in the option of adding tray tops in place of the armrest or along the back, making it possible to create visually captivating and functional compositions. In the shape of cubes, they have the same depth as the sofa base, and are covered in saddle-hide in the following colors: Mud, Tobacco, Dark Brown and Black, or glossy lacquer Sand and Granite finish.
Saddle-hide is a sophisticated, elegant and timeless material that lends special charm to every object and finds its ideal application in the White sofa, conveying the sense of added value, a clear expression of the most authentic Made in Italy products.
The skillfully executed stitching reflects the tradition of luxury leatherworking and bestows greater precision to the simplification of shapes, underlining the architectural bones of this seating system.
BASE VERSION WITH FABRIC COVER
Frame: multi-ply wood, seat suspension is provided by elastic straps with a high rubber content.
Frame preparation: variable-density resilient polyurethane foam padding. The sofa armrests and backrests are covered with a channeled goose down quilted padding that enhances the softness of the upholstery.
Cushions: reversible seat cushions with variable-density resilient polyurethane foam core and channeled goose down surround. Back cushions with polyurethane foam core and channeled goose down surround.
Covers: completely removable for the seat, back cushions and structure in all the versions (fabric, leather and saddle-hide).
Feet: molded aluminum die-cast feet (exclusive design by Minotti Studio) with extra-glossy, anti-touch Pewter colored-finish. Protective Hytrel® glide (soft scratchproof rubber).
LACQUERED TOP: MDF frame assembled at 45° with beveled corners. Glossy brushed Sand and Granite-colored finish.
SADDLE-HIDE TOP: wood frame with a thin polyurethane padding and covered in saddle-hide in Mud, Tobacco, Dark Brown or Black.
The saddle-hide is enhanced by detailed hand stitching.
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