The distinctive characteristic and inspiration behind the Belt family, in all-fabric or leather versions, is the idea of a belt that draws the profile of the body, encircling it and fastening to the front of the seat. With its classic shell-like shape the enveloping backrest welcomes and protects. The seat rests on a die-cast aluminium, stained Canaletto walnut or lacquered open-pore Black ash legs. The family consists of a sofa, an armchair, a bergère with footstool, a smaller lounge armchair, and a dining little armchair.
Born in Milan in 1954, Rodolfo Dordoni graduated as an architect in 1979 and until 1989 he was responsible for the art direction of Cappellini, while designing for a variety of brands including Cassina, Artemide, Driade, Moroso and Flos. Since 1998 he has been the artistic director of Minotti, coordinating all the company’s collections as well as designing many Minotti showrooms around the world.
Now helmed by the third generation of the Minotti family, Rodolfo Dordoni guarantees the modern-classic aspect of the portfolio while collaborations with designers including Frenchman Christophe Delcourt and Japan’s nendo bring in fresh perspective.