The Connery seating system, designed by Rodolfo Dordoni, American spirit and purity of lines

Contemporary, with an architectural appeal that recalls the American Mid-Century spirit in the purity of the lines, Connery is the seating system, designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti, with an immediately perceptible aesthetic-formal quality. The play of materials and workmanship add a couture note to the design of the project. A versatile seating system, both in terms of composition and in the choice and combination of materials, Connery has a personality that is also expressed by the combination of square and round chaise-longues. With its geometric rigor, the base creates an original contrast with the softness of the seat, conceived as a single mattress cushions crossed by light stitching, which mark the width of the seat and with the structure of the backrest and armrests, covered in duvet. of feather. The back forms a single volume with the armrest, with a 45 ° split in the corner. The padded structural base, in addition to the fabric covering, can be covered with leather bands, worked with the same technique used for luggage. The concept of high-end leather goods is also echoed in the headrests and in the elegant C-shaped Flap support surfaces, integrated into the seat elements. The structural base is raised from the ground by thin sheets of extruded aluminum with a shiny Brandy color finish, positioned at the front, which give the sofa an airy appearance, recalling the metal parts of trunks and suitcases.

Connery by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti

At a glance

What is it?
It is a seating system with decisive and rigorous lines, rich in refined tailoring details. The articulated and customizable abacus in compositional terms also includes square and circular chaise-longues that can be combined with the sofa like atolls.
What is its design concept?
Versatile and refined in its packaging, it presents a design concept that recalls the American Mid-Century spirit, evident in the purity of its upholstered volumes. Elegant and comfortable, it expresses its eclectic character through the combination of quality materials.
How is it made and where?
It is produced and manufactured in Italy by Minotti, at the production areas of the Meda HQ.
What makes it special?
The system, with its great compositional dynamism thanks to the 83 available seating elements, responds to the growing multifunctionality of the living room and guarantees considerable sartorial comfort. The high level of know-how and packaging is clearly evident in the padded base and in the leather 'Flap' storage and support surfaces.
In the designer’s own words
Connery evokes in the name that futurist air of our recent past: it reminds us a little of those imaginistic sets, of environments of the future, very avant-garde environments.