Design Perspective MDFF Capsule at Minotti Hong Kong by Andante

By Ivy,

Minotti Hong Kong by Andante was honoured to be invited as the exclusive leading partner of the Milano Design Film Festival Capsule (MDFF Capsule) in Hong Kong. On this occasion of the HK Business of Design Week (BoDW) (5-12 Dec 2018) for the design and architecture sectors in HK and the region, Andante hosted the screening of 10 design short films specially selected by the MDFF in Milan.

A champagne toast kicked off the official opening of the MDFF Capsule in HK with over 70 vip guests attended to enjoy 10 design short films specially selected by the MDFF in Milan for the HK screening in the “Home Theatre” ambience created by the latest Minotti collection of furniture designed by Rodolfo Dordoni, Nendo, Marcio Kogan and Christophe Delcour plus the Venini’s new work of art by Ron Arad.

Ms. Santina Bonini, the representative of the HK Design Centre, gave a short opening remarks then followed by our guest of honour, the Italian Consul General Mr. Clemente Contestabile who addressed the Architecture Film Award (AFA) for the upcoming year, launched by MDFF in collaboration with “Fondazione dell’Ordine degli Architetti P.P.C della provincia di Milano” (FOAM). Mr. Roberto Minotti, the co-CEO of Minotti SpA, greeted the audience in a short video. The documentary film “Minotti Undiscovered. A Matter of Style” followed Roberto’s welcome address. This documentary film narrated the human and entrepreneurial adventure of the Minotti family, the company’s values and the design philosophy behind the iconic “Made in Italy” brand that was synonymous with excellence around the world. It offered an invaluable opportunity to discover the landmark events along the company’s journey and the key challenges of these 70 years through a riveting “behind the scenes” look revealing great passion and long-term vision.

A special showcase of legendary handmade glass objects and lights by the Murano glass masters of Venini took place as well. Some highlights included the collections: “WHERE ARE MY GLASSES?” by Ron Arad, “BLACK BELT” by Peter Marino, and “MURANA”, designed by Fabio Novembre.

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Contemporary Arts & Living Event with Tanya Baxter Contemporary (London), 2014

By Dagadu Media,

Andante is pleased to announce another year, in association with Tanya Baxter Contemporary (London), showing the latest 2014 collection of Minotti, along with the best of artworks from Europe and China. “Contemporary Arts & Living” Exhibition will launch in Hong Kong on Monday 10th November at Andante’s luxurious showroom.

An exciting exhibition address the eclectic art collection complimenting the contemporary living furniture, each involving the viewer in an intimate conversation with the space and arts. Andante features a site-specific exhibition, presents exciting look of contemporary furniture designed by Rodolfo Dordoni. Tanya Baxter Contemporary presents the works by Richard Allen, Katarina Monier, Simon Allen, Juming, Zeng Chuanxing and Shen Han Wu.

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Charity Porcelain Auction at Andante

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On 24th September, Andante presented an exceptionally grand porcelain auction with the great strength of Ms. Alice Chiu.

Highlights include a series of porcelains handmade by Master Ji Xigui, who is a well-known Great Master of Arts and Crafts in China, also the founder of ‘Guishan Yao’, an Intangible Cultural Heritage located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.

Masterpiece crafted by Ms. Ji Xigui, ‘Plum Blossom on Vase in bluish white and coral red color’ (estimate: RMB 380,000) was sold for RMB 600,000. While another artwork crafted by Ms. Guo Yi, student and daughter of Ms. Ji Xigui, ‘Qingzhui Horse made in Year of Jwwu (2014)’ (estimate: RMB 38,000) was sold for RMB 62,000. Altogether the 8 sales of porcelains from ‘Guishan Yao’ achieve a combined total of RMB 720,000, and all profit will be donated for charity purpose.

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Swiss timepiece brand Juvenia displayed latest Sextant III Collection at Andante, Sep 2014

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On 12th September 2014, Andante dazzled VIP guests with a stunning array of Minotti 2014 latest collection and Sextant III timepiece collection from Juvenia.

A sextant is an historic piece of navigational instrument. It also happens to be the name of longtime product of the Swiss watch brand Juvenia. Juvenia originally released the Sextant collection back in 1940s. Today the Sextant III is a modern version of the classic with a dial that continues the theme which began long ago. Then hands on the dial of this timepiece are a protractor, ruler and compass needle.

Tony Luk, the owner and founder of Andante, also introduced Minotti 2014 new collection. The new arrival Collar and Leonard seating system, the Aston indoor/outdoor range and many other furnishing accessories, exude Minotti’s refined elegance and keep in the brand’s aesthetic language – deriving from the inseparable combination of classic and modernity, tradition and technology, luxury and fashion, rigor and comfort.

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French haute jewellery Stéfère showcases latest Asian-inspired collection at Andante, 2014

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French jeweller Stéfère Haute Joailleire and Italian furniture brand Minotti showcased their latest designs at Andante’s showroom. The soiree gathered Hong Kong’s lifestyle connoisseurs and city VIPs at one venue for an evening of sophistication and glamour. Hong Kong becomes the first market for Stéfère Haute Joailleire to showcase its new collection, and Andante Hong Kong as the exclusive distributor for the Italian furniture brand Minotti.

Jewellery enthusiasts were greeted by Corina Larpin, Stéfère’s designer from Geneva. Corina presented the new collection that draws on Asian influences and includes exclusive designs appealing to the Asian market with popular flower and butterfly details consisting of diamonds as well as pink, blue and yellow sapphires set in 18k white gold.
Tony Luk, owner and founder of Andante showroom presented Minotti’s latest collection, which exhibits a cosmopolitan spirit, eschews mass production and honours its strong ties with tradition: the collection makes use of industrial design and materials such as aluminum in perfect aesthetics with adaptable arm rests and seat backs and modifiable foam products.
As the showroom was set with the latest Minotti furniture, guests enjoyed the comfort of sitting in elegant, high quality furnishings while trying on the jewellery.

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Contemporary Arts & Living Show by Tanya Baxter Contemporary, 2013

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On December 16, Minotti by Andante was proud to collaborate with Tanya Baxter Contemporary in presenting modern-day art works – ranging from sculptures, screen print, mixed media to acrylic and oil paintings – from young emerging international artists as well as highly sought after artists including Andy Warhol and his famed ‘Queen Elizabeth II” print. Alongside Andante’s new Winter 2013 collection, these captivating artworks revamped the Andante studio with a modern, sleek-and-chic edge for the fast-approaching New Years!

During this time, Hong Kong socialites gathered to join us at Andante for an elaborate night of drinks and appetizers whilst socializing amongst people with the common love for fine lifestyle and arts.

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B&O Event 2010

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The evening started with champagne and gourmet, guests including VIPs, design directors and other professionals were all indulged by  Minotti’s latest collection “Senza Tempo 2010” in conjunction with the full-bodied audiovisual system by Bang & Olufsen: The  two collections  together created a visual symphony!

Pure and linear,  Senza Tempo stricks equilibrium between  design and classic quality,care for details and focused on functionality, Senza Tempo offers comfort and warmth of the home.

With the shown up of professionals  like  Dr. Chow Pak Chin,  Mr. Kinney Chan, Mr. Kyran Sze, Mr. Steve Leung, Mr. Tino Kwan and President of HK Institute of Architects Miss Anna Kwong, making the night an extraordinary shine!

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HKIA/HKIS/MEDICAL, 2010

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Andante held it’s first event this year for the opening launch of it’s new gallery, the Minotti collection. Calling more than 120 people to attend the event, it was a wonderful opportunity for Architects, designers and medical associations to gather together, meet new people from different industries and enjoying a great evening with a chilled glass of wine.

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Month of Design Finale: Invest in a Posh Lifestyle, 2009

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The Month of Design was held throughout November 2009 to celebrate ANDANTE’s latest collection launch – MINOTTI 09. A series of events were presented to showcase the collection.

Fine wines and delicious hors d’oeuvres complemented a jazz session put on for 150 VIPs and their friends who mingled at ANDANTE on 27 November, 2009 at an invitee-only cocktail to celebrate the finale of Month of Design. With ANDANTE’s latest collection, Minotti ’09, provided a luxurious comfortable seating while creating an environment that favoured business with pleasure. While wealth managers from The Wealth Club were on hand to provide guests with a new direction on managing their money.

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Month of Design: Charity Launch of Contemporary Chinese Artist SANZI, 2009

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The Month of Design was held throughout November 2009 to celebrate ANDANTE’s latest collection launch – MINOTTI 09. A series of events were presented to showcase the collection.

The opening of Charity Launch of Contemporary Chinese Artist Sanzi with Dr. Alice Chiu, JP at ANDANTE on 18 November, 2009, brought together the art lovers in town. Political Assistant to the Secretary for Education, Mr. Jeremy Young Chit-On, Mr. and Mrs. Heung Wa Keung, the School Director of School of Journallism and communication at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Professor Clement So, etc., were present to support the Chinese artist. Sanzi’s art pieces had been exhibited abroad and his first displayed in ANDANTE, in particular, caught the attention of the local collectors and the international auction houses.

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Business of Design Week (BODW)

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To help develop the design culture of our city, Andante served as a vital platform to exhibit Hong Kong local design school works in the Business of Design Week. The Business of Design Week—DETOUR from 10th to 15th 2007, organized by the Hong Kong Design Centre, exhibited the design works worldwide that is present and active in Hong Kong. Its primary aim was to highlight Hong Kong design for the world at large. As one of the participating galleries, Andante is proud to present you the vibrancy of our city and culture with the delightful atmosphere and fever-pitched excitement.

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Pianegonda Jewellery Exhibition, 2007

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Pianegonda, the contemporary jewellery brand from Italy, celebrated the opening of its new shop with the “Art in Motion” jewellery exhibition at Andante. Top models Kathy Chow, Ankie B, Balia Chan, Rosemary Vandenbroucke; Celebrities Charles Yang, Kam Kwok Leung, Isabella Kau etc, were present to witness the fascinating Gallery pieces. Dance, theatre, acting: “Art in Motion”, performed by the Italian group “Teatro Magro”, expressed Pianegonda’s world at Andante by creativity and art made-in-Italy that amazed the guests.

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Giorgio Armani Cosmetics, 2006

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Giorgio Armani Cosmetics launched an event jointly with Andante to celebrate its new Designer Shaping Cream Foundation. 12 well-known local designers and celebrities were invited to create their own sculptures, which were exhibited at the Andante store. Celebrities like Crystal Kwok, Dakki Chak, Pauline Yam, Losa Lo were shown up to support the event.

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