Minotti  / Collar


Rodolfo Dordoni
Showroom Viewable (12 - 16 weeks)
Metal, Timber, Foam, Polymer
Technical information:


Collar is a seating system that melds the rationality of design with function, placing technology at the service of the individual.

A fusion of formal and aesthetic contents - the well-balanced proportions and symmetry of the depth of the armrest and the seat back- and the functionality of the sofa. Collar reveals an unexpected personality, able to transform its appearance based on the various positions in which the armrest and seat back are placed.

A dynamic seating system backed by exclusive technology developed by Minotti Studio, which makes it possible to adjust the support angle of the cushions and modify the performance of the sofa depending on how it is being used. Collar's armrests, seat backs and cushions are all the same depth and the secret to their welcoming softness is the down-covered memory foam cushioning.

But what really makes this sofa innovative is the technology developed by Minotti Studio that allows the armests and seatbacks to be adjusted to three different position; One is horizontal, creating a practical table-like surface that can support the weight of a person; a second position for increased support of the seat back or armrest cushions; and a third position in which the armrests and seat backs can be adjusted to a vertical position.

A sublte trim highlights the external outlines of the armrests and the seat backs, weaving itself into the shapes and emphasizing the elegant pewtercolor metal detailing- sophisticated features that play up the finaly- tailored look that sets collar apart.

Elegant blade-like black-nickel metal feet with rounded ends suspend the sofa just above the floor. The front feet ar se back slightly and positioned at a 45 degree anbgle to the front sofa edge; viewed from the side, the back feet are applied perpendicular to the sofa back.


The collar seating system is distinctive in that the armrests and backrest can be moved independently into three different positions. a decorative shaped, pewter color metal detail outlines the part of the armrest and backrest that can be moved.

Frame: backrests and armrests in metal with high rubber content elastic strap webbing, encased in fire resistant polyurethane foam, and additional variable-density insert in heat-sensitive memory foam.

The upper parts of the backrest and armrest are wrapped with channeled goose down quilting that adds fluffy softness to make the backrest and armrest comfortable and inviting. An additional casing in very thick breathable heat-bonded fiber paired to white hypoallergenic cotton canvas ticking is applied.

Seat frame in solid wood with spring provided by high natural rubber content elastic strap webbing. preparation of the structure in high resilience variable-density polyurethane foam.
cushions: channeled goose down (certified assopiuma, gold label) padding for backrests and cushions with center insert in high resilience variable-density polyurethane foam. seat cushions are completely reversible.

Covers: seat cushions, backrest and structural covers are completely removable in all versions (fabric and leather). before removing covers, bring the armrests and backrest to the “high position” - 165° - and then loosen the decorative metal trim found on the front and back of the armrests and backrests.

Feet: metal feet with polished black-nickel finish and protective nylon slides.

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Rodolfo Dordoni

Rodolfo Dordoni


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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