Designed by Rodolfo Dordoni, Twiggy is a new family of Minotti seats that stands out for their ability to revolutionise living spaces with an unprecedented ideal of timeless beauty. Twiggy Rodolfo Dordoni line has a rebel soul like that of the fashion icon from whom the name is inspired, who initiated a new way of dressing, which is still an everlasting piece. From rebellion to timeless classic: Twiggy plays on the balance of contrasts.
In 2022, Minotti celebrated 25 Years of design creativity with Rodolfo Dordoni. 25 years of work and passion. A quarter of a century shared in unison, with one common objective: to shape and evolve the Minotti style in the world.
“Rodolfo Dordoni has accompanied the family with passion in this important design pathway. Twenty-five years of alternating tastes, references, trends and fashions: the only constant is the Minotti style code which, like a common thread, has made the collection synonymous with aesthetic simplicity and timeless elegance, an imprint visible in the creativity, strategic guidelines, tradition and innovation that inspire it. A value that goes beyond form and transforms itself into lifestyle: timelessness according to Minotti.” – Minotti house.
Twiggy Rodolfo Dordoni presents itself with different elements, always distinguished by Minotti’s sophisticated sartorial taste.
The furniture family originated as a single armchair in the Small, Large and Deep versions, with and without armrests, but embellished with stitching that reveals the depth of the brand’s manufacturing know-how combined with its great ability to make even the most sculptural seats extremely comfortable. In addition to the armchair, the range includes a bench, a couch and a chaise longue, which can be used as elegant individual elements to be freely inserted into the living room, creating a modular system that can be modelled as desired with the greatest of ease.
A new aggregative language is born: free from schemes and preconfigurations, capable of adapting to needs in continuous evolution. The Twiggy seating elements have rigorous geometric shapes but are extremely comfortable and enveloping, covered in leather, nubuck or fabric and embellished with refined stitching.
Twiggy curved base echoes the soft edges of the seat and backrest, and is available in two custom finishes: aluminium with a glossy Black Coffee finish, and semi-glossy polished aluminium. To create the latter finish, the metal undergoes a special process, perfected by Minotti Studio, which brings out the characteristics of the metal.
Minotti Firenze by Belvedere flagship store
A new Minotti flagship store is opening in the place that has been known internationally as a symbol of rebirth and Italian culture for more than half a millennium.
An innovative and strategic choice for the brand, which has 47 flagship stores worldwide but is also continuing to focus on expanding its Italian distribution network.
Now in the heart of Florence, in Piazza Strozzi, Minotti’s timeless vision of contemporary living is easing itself into the architectural style of the building that houses it, in a flagship store spanning two storeys and almost 250 sqm, characterised by historical arches on the facade. Most of the display space is on the ground floor, while the first floor hosts the operative offices, a boardroom and the management office.
With a close eye on the power of contemplation, the genius loci and maintaining a strong regard for the original elements, the historical features of the Renaissance exterior have been left intact and the showroom space has been developed based on the theme “second skin”: capitals, vaulted ceilings, and half pilasters are free to express themselves, spectators as this contemporary box is lowered into their spaces.
The colour palette and choice of materials feature contrasts between wood panelling and false ceilings in wenge oak and the extensive use of white plaster and brushed steel, the reflection of which reverberates through the space, appearing both as a simple partition element and in the fireplace, the centrepiece of the entire showroom floor.
The layout follows the path marked by a succession of spaces leading one into the other, characterised by wenge oak portals that also become the architectural motif used near the breaks in the flooring. From larger living rooms, with the Connery and Roger seating systems by Rodolfo Dordoni as their protagonists, to more intimate ones with a Japanese- Danish vibe featuring the Lars and Sendai pieces by Inoda+Sveje, the showroom layout suggests various home and hospitality furnishing scenarios, proposing a host of brand new ideas. These range from the exclusive reception area with the Clive bench to the master bedroom with the Roger Bed, and the dining room with the exquisite Marvin table, all by architect Rodolfo Dordoni.
The store’s mix of architectural grandeur and its “European domestic” mood define it as a place in which it is not only possible to learn about the new features and the furnishing pieces of the collection, surrounded by an important selection of contemporary artworks, but also to forge relationships and spend time, enjoying the objects on display as if they were travelling companions, capable of stimulating the right ideas for the project we have still to imagine. Because to nurture an idea, you must stimulate a thought. This was true in the past, and is still valid today.
Last November, Minotti opened a new flagship store in the heart of the capital of the Czech Republic, the first one in the Central Eastern Europe, strengthening its long-term partnership with renowned design studio and furniture retailer Stopka. The store is located on the ground floor of a charming Neo-Renaissance style building designed by architect Karel Janda. Its facade is exquisitely decorated with semi-columns and windows topped by triangular and semi-circular pediments, and large arched windows that perfectly embrace the internal space, flooding it with natural light.