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The Minotti

The Minotti

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, dedece and Minotti launched the new book Portraits of Places in Australia by hosting a special lunch for those A & D who were featured in the book.

Minotti Portraits of Places in Australia

Minotti Portraits of Places in Australia

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

Minotti Cocktail Party @ dedece Melbourne

Minotti Cocktail Party @ dedece Melbourne

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.

Minotti Monobrand showroom @ dedece Melbourne

Minotti Monobrand showroom @ dedece Melbourne

Thanks to the long-standing partnership between the Minotti and Engelen families – the latter at the helm of Dedece for 40 years – Melbourne welcomes the new home of the Minotti monobrand.

Launched at the Russell Street address in 2006, the store now has an exciting new location in Dale Street, Cremorne – the “leading edge” design furniture destination precinct.

Virgil Abloh x Bespoke Ind x Nike Reconstruction Workshop @ Dedece Sydney

Virgil Abloh x Bespoke Ind x Nike Reconstruction Workshop @ Dedece Sydney

Virgil Abloh held a Nike Reconstruction Workshop in the top level of Pop-Up space and those VIP guests lucky enough to have scored an invite got a personal insight into Virgil’s creative process, and got to flex their own creativity when they reconstructed their own pair of Nike kicks – right in front of his eyes.

Invited workshop participants ( and a few very lucky ” Kids” plucked at random from the long line queued out the front ) were each given a pair of Nike Air Force 1’s, some velcro, coloured swoosh’s, hammers and tools to create their own authentic shoes.

Virgil Abloh Signing Nike “Top Ten” Kicks @ Dedece Sydney

Virgil Abloh Signing Nike “Top Ten” Kicks @ Dedece Sydney

On a quiet Darlinghurst street last week, hundreds of young, mostly male Sneakerheads ( many still in their school uniforms having ducked away early from school ) patiently lined up for some 4-6 hours ( even as some light rain fell ) to meet their idol, Virgil Abloh, the introverted Chicago native.

Some of them had even journeyed to Sydney from inter-state to the official Supply ” Pop Up” Store installation space – thus inadvertently becoming the personification of Nike’s most fundamental principle: ‘Just Do It’.

All those in line were in high spirits, hoping to have their Abloh x Off-White iterations of the Nike “Top Ten” kicks autographed by Virgil

Virgil Abloh x Nike x Supply @ Dedece Sydney

Virgil Abloh x Nike x Supply @ Dedece Sydney

Supply Store in Darlinghurst, Sydney teamed up with Nike Australia to present an immersive pop-up exhibition for the just released Nike Inc. c/o Virgil Abloh™ “TEN ICONS RECONSTRUCTED” aka “ THE TEN “

The Ten represents Virgil Abloh’s examination of Nike’s past, present and future through the lens of sport and culture.

Nike describes the Off Campus location as “a cultural destination and learning environment for the advancement of sport, design and innovation”

Celebrating Harry Bertoia @ Salone Milan 2015

Celebrating Harry Bertoia @ Salone Milan 2015

Knoll has once again collaborated with architect Rem Koolhaas and OMA, and “Inside Outside” founder Petra Blaisse, to design its showroom display at the Piazza Bertarelli.

This year in Milan. Knoll celebrates the centennial of the birth of Harry Bertoia ( 1915 – 1978 ) with a true in-depth exploration of this eclectic designer—through all his art forms, from sculptures to jewellery and from monoprints to the master’s celebrated Knoll Bertoia furniture collection

Bertoia at 100 – From Ari to Arieto to Harry

Bertoia at 100 – From Ari to Arieto to Harry

The late industrial designer and sculptor Harry Bertoia was the ultimate creative polymath, the quintessential designer-craftsman, a complete and gifted artist.

He made a reputation for himself in every field he entered. He was an innovator, he was passionate about his work, he was modest, and above all he was generous.

Harry Bertoia embodied all that is praiseworthy in an artist. ” Art was his sole focus and mission in life.