Minotti and Oki Sato, Japanese designer born in 1977, first came into contact in 2017.
Multi-talented, poetic and original, in 2002, Oki Sato opened the architecture and design firm Nendo, of which he is Chief Designer. Internationally renowned for his multi-faceted approach, which spans from graphic design to product design, and from architecture to the creation of installations, Oki Sato officially joined the Minotti team of designers in 2018.
With his light, fresh and minimal style, he creates designs with a big personality and a poetic touch. He is mainly inspired by the manual work of master craftsmen and artisans, and by the interaction between people, objects and environment.
The creative synergy between Minotti and Oki Sato was expressed in 2018 with the launch of the Tape collection - a family of seats and tables characterised by a light silhouette and a strong identity - and the Ring and Waves coffee tables.
The collaboration continued over the years with the Wedge table and coffee table and other projects designed for both residential and hospitality contexts, indoors and outdoors: these included the evolution of Tape with Tape Cord Outdoor and the introduction of the Torii family of furnishing pieces, which migrated to the outdoor living space with Torii Nest Outdoor.
Then, in 2023, the Torii Bold seating family was created from the same design root as Torii, but with a more solid and compact aesthetic.
Very detailed projects that play around with the roundness of the volumes, the thinness of the profiles and the apparent formal simplicity, at the same time highlighting the haute couture approach in Minotti’s distinctive sartorial craftsmanship.