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
Unable to attend on the day were Travis Walton ( Travis Walton Architecture ) and Sarah Davison ( Sarah Davison Design )
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