A fluid line engendered by a soft, continuous stroke – inspiration for the design of the Glover armchair was spawned by the idea of creating an armchair that is as elegant as comfortable.
The sides feature an unusual juncture between the enveloping seat back and the armrest, emphasised by elegant studs in pewter-colour painted metal. The unexpected opening in the seat back lets the seat cushion show through, lending a visual sense of lightness to the armchair. The choice of a single upholstery material – leather of fabric – creates a harmonious monochrome effect, while the detailed workmanship draws the eye to the flawless stitching. The design of the legs also served to inspire the Kirk occasional tables, making them the perfect companion to the Glover armchair, especially since they come in many different sizes and finishes.
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.