Suitcase Line

Rodolfo Dordoni design
The iconic cubic Suitcase armchair, designed by Rodolfo Dordoni in 1997, gets an overhaul in the 2019 edition of Suitcase Line, providing a contemporary take on the concept and geometric rigour of the original piece, characterised by new details.

With the chrome feet that originally supported the armchair now removed, the volume sits on the floor and features four flawless strips in aluminium on the corners that provide a glimpse of the upholstery at the end. The strips are painted in an all-new Brandy colour finish that adds depth to the metal.

As recalled by Rodolfo Dordoni, who designed it the same year he had started the collaboration with Minotti, “Suitcase was born as a declaration of intent, indicating the change that Minotti wanted to give to its new path. It was an armchair without particular features, without exuberance in form, minimal, but with a different interpretation. It was enough dressing it up, putting a dress on it to mark the subsequent phase of interpretation of the product. We have added new sensations to its lines, the same work we did on the shapes has been applied to the surfaces, too. This has been the strong intuition.” With very few adjustments, the Milanese designer has attuned the creation of 22 years ago to the 2019 Collection because, as he says, “Our attitude towards the product has not changed over time. Consistency has always been one of the founding elements of Minotti in its relation with design, the product and all its world. After more than 20 years we realized that, despite our significant evolution, our character, our rationality and our way to approach design have not changed. We only made it stronger and stronger over time”.

Available in the fabrics and leathers of the collection, Suitcase Line is at its most eclectic in the Pony Look leather. The new shades added to the original palette include Oil Green, Bordeaux, Natural Ash Grey, Sage and Corten. A range with a strong personality, designed to bring unique flair and elegance to a wide range of different indoor contexts.

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