The Dress-Up! Sofa by Rodolfo Dordoni is a project characterized by elegant details that recall the same craftsmanship in refined haute-couture dressmaking. Particular attention has been given to the stitching around the back/armrest creating a refined pleat both at the front and the back from which a zip runs down to the sofa’s base. Its appearance is enriched by a gros-grain profile around the upholstered seat cushion, which is available in black, white, grey and caffe latte. Dress-Up! has a wide range of elements that can be combined in numerous compositions or even used singularly.
Its geometric form with asymmetrical elements, such as the integrated chaise-longue, makes it unique and versatile while the open angled back and armrests emphasize its coziness. The combined poufs, in two sizes, feature the same gros-grain detail around the perimeter of its top and a vertical zip down the side. To complete this family of products for the living room, the sofa can be combined with a series of wooden based Dress-Up! as well as with extra cushions with the gros-grain border.
As a designer, Rodolfo Dordoni has created a career of collaboration, through designing furniture and objects for the home with a wide array of companies. Born in Milan in 1954, Dordoni graduated with a degree in architecture from Milan Polytechnic. He soon began designing for Artemide, working on their glass collection; eventually becoming their art director. Dordoni then transitioned to working for Cappellini from 1979 - 1989. He has since created lines for or work directly with Cassina, Minotti, Flos, Dornbracht, Fontana Arte, Moroso, Roda, and Venini. In 2005 he created his own architecture firm, Dordoni Archietti, which focuses on architectural planning, interior design, and exhibit design. His work is often considered to be simple and intuitive; much of his design process goes beyond the object itself and focuses on the marketing campaign that will feature the piece or line.