Stripped of the padding that characterised the original version of 2012, the Prince "Cord" Indoor reveals the skeleton of the shell which now features an interweaving of leather-covered tubular strings.
The design, inspired by the American modernism of the Fifties, is underlined by the Pewter-coloured aluminium base realised through a complex die-casting technique. The softness of the armchair is accentuated by the fabric or leather-upholstered seat and back cushions.
The sartorial attention to details, one of the strengths of the Minotti production, is highlighted in the execution of the round-profiled ropes, which feature a unique seam that runs along the entire length of the covering leather.
The Prince "Cord" Indoor is available in four shades - Dove Grey, Grey, Tobacco and Dark Brown - and the armchair can be accompanied by a footstool which carries the same stylistic sign.
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.