It’s not often that one gets to celebrate twice in one day, but it’s clear that Italian furniture brand Minotti and Australian design wares distributor Dedece has plenty of milestones to toast this year.
In a coincidental chain of birthdays, 2018 sees Dedece celebrate 40 years of business, while Minotti celebrates 70 years in design and 20 years for its Art director Rodolfo Dordoni.
All of these milestones were celebrated at the same time thanks to the long-standing partnership between the Minotti and Engelen families as they joined to welcomed the new Melbourne home of the Minotti monobrand showroom at 2 Dale Street, Cremorne
With the opening of the new Minotti Monobrand Melbourne store, dedece again sets the standard for those seeking style and sophistication in the Australian metropolis and further strengthens Minotti‘s presence in a rapidly-expanding market that has consistently shown its appreciation for the timeless style and quality of Minotti products.
For the first event, Minotti toasted its new book Portraits of Places in Australia and Dedece’s new showroom by hosting an exquisite long lunch, catered by Pica Pica.
Guest in attendance included Roberto, Renato and Alessandro Minotti, Paolo Nardini ( Minotti sales mgr ), Rodolfo Dordoni ( Minotti art director ) alongside a host of design community luminaries like Greg Natale ( Greg Natale Design ) Sarah-Jane Pyke ( Arent & Pyke ), Richard Archer ( Archer + Wright ), Tina Engelen ( Co-Ap ), and Jeffrey Copolov, Kendra Pinkus, Brenton Smith, Hayden Crawford Bates Smart
Also included for the special book launch lunch were dedece Sydney’s Tim and John Engelen, Lucy Poidevin and Michael Whatson as well as dedece Melbourne’s Roger Ludowyke and Bronwyn Cain
Renato Minotti, Rodolfo Dordoni and John Engelen
Roger Ludowyke, Lucy Poidevin and Richard Archer
Paolo Nardini, Genevieve Hromas, Rodolfo Dordoni and Sarah-Jane Pyke.
Kendra Pinkus, Alessandro Minotti and Jeffrey Copolov
Sarah-Jane Pyke, Brenton Smith and Hayden Crawford
Alessandro Minotti, Greg Natale & Roberto Minotti
Paolo Nardini, Sarah-Jane Pyke & Genevieve Hromas
Tim Engelen welcoming invited A&D guests, Rodolfo Dordoni and the Minotti family to the Minotti monobrand showroom at dedece Melbourne
Jeffrey Copolov, Paolo Nardini & Brenton Smith
Kendra Pinkus & Roger Ludowyke
Richard Archer, Tina Engelen & Rodolfo Dordoni
Roberto Minotti graciously thanking dedece for their strong friendship and long lasting business partnership in Australia
Renato Minotti proposing a toast to Tina Engelen ( Co-Ap architects ) for their impressive showroom design project
chef – Marta Engelen ( Pica Pica ) watching over the speeches
Renato Minotti, Tim Engelen and Roberto Minotti personally acknowledge Rodolfo Minotti’s contribution over 20 years guiding Minotti’s business creative design success
Rodolfo Dordoni responding to congratulatory remarks and thanks from Roberto and Renato minotti, acknowledging the personal and creative pleasure he has had working alongside the Minotti family for the past 20 years
Sarah-Jane Pyke receiving her copy of “Portrait of Places in Australia ” from Tim Engelen
Richard Archer gratefully receiving his Portriats of Places in Australia book
Greg Natale receives his copy of ” Portraits of Places in Australia”
Hayden Crawford, Paolo Nardini, Brenton Smith, Jeffrey Copolov and Rodolfo Dordoni
Rodolfo Dordoni kindly signing a copy of the ” Portraits of Places in Australia” book for Bates Smart’s Jeffrey Copolov
Renato Minotti, Marta Engelen ( pica pica ) and Tim Engelen
And it is a big ” thumbs up ” from Renato Minotti to Marta Engelen for her culinary lunch skills
Richard Archer and dedece Melbourne’s Simon Kais
Roger Ludowyke, Michael Whatson & Hayden Crawford
Bronwyn Cain & Roger Ludowyke
Michael Whatson, Roger Ludowyke and Lucy Poidevin
The festivities continued later that evening, via an A&D cocktail party to celebrate the new Minotti monobrand showroom in Richmond
Minotti and Dedece have jointly produced a book, which presents some of the best interior architecture projects in Australia over the past 2 years
Portraits of Places in Australia beautifully collates the essence of Minotti product,s through their skillful placement in a limited number of exceptionally stunning interior design projects by leading A&D studios in Australia
2018 marks many reasons for Dedece to celebrate – it is the 40th year that Dedece has been in business, whilst Minotti is celebrating a truly impressive 70 years in business and 20 years that esteemed architect and furniture designer Rodolfo Dordoni has been Minotti’s creative director.
Dedece was thrilled to celebrate the official opening of the new Minotti mono brand showroom to the Melbourne A & D community and clients on a particularly very cold winter’s night in late June.
The showroom has a few pieces from Minotti’s newest 2018 collection – flown in from Milan Salone 2018.
The Minotti “WE ARE FAMILY” cocktail party was a great chance to share a beautiful night with all the Minotti Ambassadors from around the globe, as well as to celebrate with the Minotti family together with Rodolfo Dordoni thier successful endeavours in creating a truly spectacular 2017 furniture and textiles collection
Rossana Orlandi curated the ‘UNTOLD’ exhibition, commissioned by French fashion house Vionnet, inside the historic-museum Bagatti Valsecchi Museo
The exhibition featured a wide range of contemporary design works by international artists, tucked into the home’s existing Renaissance-era furnishings.
The language of contemporary artists and designers involved were inserted gently into historical context. The exhibition was an incredible and emotional path between glorious past and contemporary design.
After a whirlwind tour of Asia, Tom Dixon landed in Sydney ready to “entertain invited colleagues of dedece” and to particpate in the now legendary, informal yet informative “dedece Q & A” dinner format