Torii Collection

Torii Collection

Torii Collection

Designed by Nendo

Created by acclaimed Japanese design studio, Nendo, the Minotti 'Torii' modular seats play with round-edged volumes, slim profiles and formal simplicity.

Minotti Torii Collection

Created by acclaimed Japanese design studio, Nendo, the Minotti ‘Torii’ modular seats play with round-edged volumes, slim profiles and formal simplicity.

The metal structure of the legs of the seats and tables is Nendo’s nod to the distinctive shape of the torii, the traditional entrance gate to Shinto shrines throughout Japan.

The metal frame found in the components of the ‘Torii’ family also evokes the image of the senbon torii, a striking colonnade made up of 1000 vermilion torii gates.

The horizontal elements of ‘Torii’ are laid on vertical supports, ensuring a sophisticated visual lightness that accommodates the padded volumes, characterised by couture craftsmanship.

The ‘Torii’ family includes sofas with high or low backrest and a linear shape, rounded at the arms, reclining sofas with a combination of two different depths, armchairs, lounge and dining compact armchairs, ottomans, coffee tables, and a slender, oval-shaped console table, ideal for placing against a wall or behind a sofa in the living area.

The extensive range of products makes it possible to design a flexible layout, in which the individual elements can be combined in many ways while maintaining a strong visual unity.

The slim backrests of the seating feature vertical quilting and piping running along the perimeter of the cushioning, underlining the couture quality of the craftsmanship.

The eco-leather and eco-nubuk piping is in a slightly contrasting colour when combined with a textile covering, whereas the leather versions come in the same shade when combined with leather upholstery.

All the upholstered elements of the system can be customised by choosing the covering: 100% fabric or leather, or in fabric with a leather base.

Minotti ‘Torii’ seats can be accessorised with a leather magazine caddy, crafted with fine luggage-making techniques and enriched with the same metal details as the base. The end of the horizontal metal element is designed so that it appears to hold the backrest and seat, recalling the kigumi technique used in traditional Japanese timber construction.

A small decorative disk with black-nickel finish, in the form of a jewel-like button located at the end, adds a precious detail to the ensemble, and creates a series of contrasts with the bronze colour varnished metal finish of the legs.

The armchairs and swivel armchairs in the form of a perfect circle were designed to meet a variety of requirements, both in terms of functionality and ergonomics, and are available in a range of different styles and sizes.

‘Torii’ seats – in the bergère, large, medium and small versions – and the lounge and dining compact armchairs, are the result of in-depth research carried out to find the best way to express the sophisticated simplicity of the craftsmanship. The base is available in leather or fabric.

The extension of the base of some elements in the Minotti Torii Furniture Collection features a built-in tray in Calacatta or stone grey marble with a matte polyester lacquer finish, crafted with careful attention to proportions, thickness and structural details so that it blends seamlessly into the seat.

As with all Minotti products, the Minotti 2020 Collection is created and designed to complement all the Minotti pieces for corporate and hospitality projects, or private residences. See more pieces from our best-selling collections.

All Minotti furniture is 100% designed, sourced and made in Italy.

SOFAS
Structure: seat in metal-reinforced plywood.
The seat structure is padded with high resilience, variable-density polyurethane foam with high-rubber-content elastic webbing to maximise comfort. A metal backrest is coated in high-resilience polyurethane foam, covered in breathable heat-bonded fibre laminated to white, hypoallergenic cotton fabric to lend softness.
The backrest/armrest structure and its internal casing feature a quilted vertical slat pattern finished with double stitching and piping around the perimeter.
The piping is made of eco-leather and/or eco-nubuck (a dry-cleanable material) and comes in the following colours:
– Eco-Leather: White, Cloud, Sand, Havana, Ice, Chestnut, Peat, Baltic, Burgundy, Smoke, Cast-Iron, Black, Mustard, Cognac, Corten;
– Eco-Nubuck: Cloud, Mink, Ice, Moka, Baltic, Burgundy, Moss, Charcoal, Green, Cognac, Corten, Granite, Curry.
Cushions: backrest and seat cushions in channelled goose down (Assopiuma Gold Label certified) undergo routine sanitisation as specified in EC Regulation No. 1069/2009, with core insert in high-resilience, variable-density polyurethane foam.
The lumbar cushion is padded with high-resilience, variable-density polyurethane foam, then covered with breathable, heat-bonded fibre laminated to white cotton canvas and finished with piping.
Covers: structure, seat and backrest cushion covers are completely removable in all versions (fabric and leather).
Feet: made of 25 mm Ø solid metal rods, varnished Bronze colour with polished anti-fingerprint finish; tip and decorative element in brass, Black-Nickel finish.
Black protective SEBS glides.
N.B.: the inclined sofa with 250 cm TOP, HIGH and LOW versions and bench with 180 cm TOP, have the top in 20 mm thick Calacatta or Stone Grey marble with matt polyester coating, supported by an aluminium honeycomb panel.
INFORMATION REGARDING UPHOLSTERY AND COVERS
A) all-fabric or all-leather upholstery;
B) base upholstered in Cat. Nature Leather; backrest, seat and backrest cushions in fabric.
MAGAZINE CADDY
The LOW seating elements (low backrest) can be accessorised with a leather magazine caddy, tailored using the same techniques used for luggage, and enhanced with brass details, Black-Nickel finish that ties in with the base.
INFORMATION REGARDING THE MAGAZINE CADDY
– when the upholstered piece is upholstered entirely in fabric, the leather for the magazine caddy may be chosen from among the three available categories of leather: Leather, Extra leather and Nature leather;
– when the upholstered piece is upholstered entirely in leather, the leather for the magazine caddy is the same as that chosen for the upholstered piece;
– when the upholstered piece has a base in Cat. Nature leather, the leather for the magazine caddy will be the same as that chosen for the base.
N.B.: the magazine caddy cannot be paired with the HIGH seating; it is available only for the LOW seating.

ARMCHAIRS
Structure: plywood seat. The seat structure is padded with high-resilience, variable-density polyurethane foam with high-rubber-content elastic webbing to maximise seat comfort. Metal backrest coated in flame-resistant polyurethane foam, and then covered in breathable, hypoallergenic heat-bonded fibre for added softness.
The backrest/armrest structure and its internal casing feature a quilted vertical slat pattern finished with double stitching and piping around the perimeter.
The seat cushion and its internal casing feature a stitching detail at the centre of the seat.
Cushions: backrest and seat cushions in channelled goose down (Assopiuma Gold Label certified) undergo routine sanitisation as specified in EC Regulation No. 1069/2009, with core insert in high-resilience, variable-density polyurethane foam.
Covers: structure, seat and backrest cushion covers are completely removable in all versions (fabric and leather).
Feet: made of 25 mm Ø solid metal rods, varnished Bronze colour with polished anti-fingerprint finish; tip and decorative element in brass, Black-Nickel finish.
Black protective SEBS glides.
Swivel base: metal, varnished Bronze colour with polished anti-fingerprint finish, 360° swivel with return.
LOUNGE AND DINING COMPACT ARMCHAIRS
Structure: plywood seat. The structure is coated in high-resilience variable-density polyurethane foam. Aluminium backrest coated in flame-resistant polyurethane foam, and then covered in breathable, hypoallergenic heat-bonded fibre for added softness.
The backrest/armrest structure and its internal casing feature a quilted vertical slat pattern finished with double stitching and piping around the perimeter.
The seat cushion and its internal casing feature a stitching detail at the centre of the seat.
Cushions: backrest and seat cushions in channelled goose down (Assopiuma Gold Label certified) undergo routine sanitisation as specified in EC Regulation No. 1069/2009, with core insert in high-resilience, variable-density polyurethane foam.
Covers: structure, seat and backrest cushion covers are completely removable in all versions (fabric and leather).
Feet: made of 25 mm Ø solid metal rods, varnished Bronze colour with polished anti-fingerprint finish; tip and decorative element in brass, Black-Nickel finish.
Black protective SEBS glides.
Swivel base: in cast aluminium with metal legs, varnished Bronze colour with polished anti-fingerprint finish. 360° swivel with return.
ARMCHAIRS / COMPACT ARMCHAIRS – PIPING
The piping is made of eco-leather and/or eco-nubuck (a dry-cleanable material) and comes in the following colours:
– Eco-Leather: White, Cloud, Sand, Havana, Ice, Chestnut, Peat, Baltic, Burgundy, Smoke, Cast-Iron, Black, Mustard, Cognac, Corten;
– Eco-Nubuck: Cloud, Mink, Ice, Moka, Baltic, Burgundy, Moss, Charcoal, Green, Cognac, Corten, Granite, Curry.
ARMCHAIRS / COMPACT ARMCHAIRS –
INFORMATION REGARDING UPHOLSTERY AND COVERS
A) all-fabric or all-leather upholstery;
B) base upholstered in Cat. Nature leather; backrest, seat and backrest cushions in fabric.

TORII NEST
Structure: plywood seat.
The seat structure is padded with high-resilience, variable-density polyurethane foam with high-rubber-content elastic webbing to ensure maximum comfort.
Backrest always in Dark Brown leather woven to form a pattern reminiscent of Viennese cane, set into an open pore Liquorice colour stained solid ash frame, rests on a base in the same timber and finish.
Crafted on CNC machines, assembled at 45° with finger joints reinforced with dowel pins.
The seat cushion and its internal casing feature a stitching detail at the centre of the seat.
Cushions: backrest and seat cushions in channelled goose down (Assopiuma Gold Label certified) undergo routine sanitisation as specified in EC Regulation No. 1069/2009, with core insert in high-resilience, variable-density polyurethane foam.
Covers: seat and backrest cushion covers are completely removable in all versions (fabric and leather).
Feet: made of 25 mm Ø solid metal rods, varnished Bronze colour with polished anti-fingerprint finish; tip and decorative element in brass, Black-Nickel finish.
Black protective SEBS glides.
Swivel base: metal, varnished Bronze colour with polished anti-fingerprint finish, 360° swivel with return.

COFFEE TABLES
Top finishes:
– Stone Grey marble, 16 mm thick, matt polyester finish;
– Calacatta marble, 16 mm thick;
– Black pâte de verre glass, 15 mm thick;
– MDF, 16 mm thick, with brushed ash veneer, open-pore Liquorice colour lacquer finish.
The top is contoured and partially recessed (5 mm exposed).
MDF underpanel, 35 mm thick, Liquorice colour matt lacquer finish.
Base formed by solid aluminium bars, varnished Bronze colour and joined by small fittings that allow the single bar to be replaced in case of damage.
Decorative metal buttons with Black-Nickel finish are added at the ends of each bar.
Adjustable aluminium feet with protective ABS glides.

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