The Jacques sofa originated from a common design seed that transforms a vaguely retro style into a symbol of absolutely contemporary style. A sophisticated aesthetic language that is expressed in soft shapes, compact proportions and details with striking visual impact, like the metal base with Light Bronze finish.
Elegant stitching emphasises the curved silhouette of the Jacques armchairs and sofas, whose rounded shapes create a surprising contrast with the more formal, geometric outlines of the Lawrence sofa. All of the seating elements share the enveloping lines that offer a pleasant sensation of welcoming warmth, thanks to the soft cushioning in the seats and backrests. Structural perfection and flawless tailoring underscore the high level of expertise achieved by the company over the years and are the consummate expression of its masterful craftsmanship. The extensive Jacques family also includes ottomans in various shapes and sizes, all distinguished by an elegant stitched motif and a square decorative button. The metal base with Light Bronze finish is a detail that lends refined decorative appeal to each piece in the Jacques collection.
The “Grand Jacques” sofa is perfectly balanced between traditional and contemporary styling. Distinguished by an enveloping structure that continues along the contour of the armrest, it is constructed with a single seat cushion. The depth of the sofa was designed to host numerous cushions, lending the sofa a luxurious appearance and a contemporary decorative allure. The restrained height and curved lines of the “Grand Jacques” sofa also make it a natural for positioning in the centre of a room.
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.