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Minotti will provide latest 2019 collection items in Tokyo by October next

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The main items of Minotti’s 2019 collection are now ready for dispatch to Tokyo. They should be completely delivered by coming October.

New forms of seating and table creations, all of them fruits of Minotti’s new brand identity, will be put on display soon at the elegant Sukeno showrooms in Tokyo.

Minotti opens a new showroom in Xiamen

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On Friday 28th June 2019, a new Minotti single-brand store was opened in Xiamen, China.

Roberto Minotti, with his two grandchildren, Alessio and Alessandro Minotti, came for the occasion together with Sharon Hu. Present at the event were also Minotti’s General Sales Manager Paolo Nardini and Jennifer Meroni of the Minotti Export Department, who is in charge of the Chinese market and in fact speaks and writes Mandarin fluently.

Mr Antonio Marelli, the Minotti Resident Area Manager for Asia, was also present on the occasion. He helped visitors to fully experience and appreciate the excellence, quality and beauty of the exhibited new Minotti products.

Over 300 guests, including Architects, Interior Designers, Developers and Clients came to this event. Local Journalists, who are increasingly present at our product presentations,  also came in significant numbers.

“The very promising sales results, already achieved in China for this year, lead us to plan for two further Minotti showrooms in two major cities in China, in 2019″ commented Mr Antonio Marelli.

Minotti presented its most recent collection on June 16th last, at the grand opening of its new showroom in Shenzhen

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Shenzhen, located in Southeastern China in the coastal area of Guangdong, is a modern and fast growing metropolis that links Hong Kong to China’s mainland. It is here that Minotti has launched its most recent Asian showroom.

Shenzhen was originally chosen by former Chinese government leader Deng Xiaoping as the first Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in China. It has since become a world class industrial area, the fastest growing city in China and one of the largest manufacturing centres in the world.

Located in the southern coast area of China, the region is highlighted by its robust economy and high concentration of innovative and technical activities. Shenzhen itself has grown a vast development hub for scientific and high technology industries and will no doubt emerge as a global leader of innovation and creativity in these fields .

The opening of Minotti’s new sales point in Shenzhen was celebrated by a reception in the presence of numerous guests, clients and prominent members of Minotti’s Management. Among the many participants present at this event were numerous executives from Minotti Headquarters in Meda, Italy, together with Mr. Antonio Marelli, the Minotti Resident Area Manager in Asia.


Minotti’s rejuvenated Showroom, in the Singapore Raffles Hotel Arcade, has opened its doors

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Lying only 600m from the center of Singapore, the renowned Raffles Hotel Arcade now again hosts Minotti’s local showroom.  The extensive restructuring work on Minotti’s location has been successfully completed.

Situated in a luxurious, tree-fringed setting and boasting a unique standard of comfort and opulence, the Raffles Hotel itself is currently still undergoing extensive renovation work. It is expected that the Hotel facilities themselves will reopen in August 2019.

Minotti in Shenzhen, China’s City of the future

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China has recently laid out its plans for the Greater Bay Area project located in the Pearl River Delta. These plans are designed to guide the future development of a vast economic region surrounding Hong Kong.  This immense territorial economy, composed of Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and seven other important cities, currently produces 37% of China’s exports.

Covering more than 56’000 square kilometers, the Greater Bay Area constitutes a remarkable region with its population of 70 million people. It boasts a gross domestic product of $1.5 trillion.

Special Economic Zones (SEZ) were first launched in 1980 by the Chinese government. At that time Shenzhen was a small fishing village of 30’000 inhabitants. Today Shenzhen is  a metropolis with a population of 12 million, which produces China’s fourth highest GDP income after Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

The Hong Kong – Zhulai – Macao Bridge, pictured above, was inaugurated in October 2018.  It is a vital element that unifies the vast infrastructure network of the Greater Bay Area.

While Hong Kong, according to the Greater Bay Area Plan, will maintain its status as a finance and trade center, Shenzhen is intended to become a technology hub and one of the prominent Special Economic Zones. These Zones essentially act as liberal economic environments, which promote research, development, innovation and production.

Shenzhen will also play an important role as a test bed for future developments emerging from the Greater Bay Area Plan.

Hong Kong and the Chinese Government have recently signed an agreement that removes the tax barriers to trade and to key services between Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area.

Based on a well-conceived strategy of city governance and controlled development, Shenzhen has become an outstanding success story as the first of China’s Special Economic Zones. Shenzhen will also act as a test bed for future developments emerging from the Greater Bay Area Plan.

“We are in the midst of vast and very promising business opportunities, which are emerging from China’s impressive Greater Bay Area Plan”  commented Mr Antonio Marelli, adding “…in this context we see excellent opportunities for the marketing and sale of our high quality Minotti products”.

A new Minotti sales location opens in China, in the handsome seaside city of Xiamen

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2019 will mark a pivotal year in Minotti’s worldwide expansion, with the completion of a series of new showrooms in Asia, in the wake of the continuing demand for our products in this region.

Xiamen is about the same economic size as Singapore and Hong Kong. The city has produced a nominal yearly output of 2.2 trillion yuan in 2017. It is among one of the leading ten commercial and industrial cities in China. Its economy grows at a yearly rate of 12%.  The city’s consumption of furniture is currently forecasted to expand by 3% yearly.

Pictured here is a glimpse of Minotti’s elegant new Xiamen flagship showroom, which  offers an enticing space for Minotti products .

“We believe that we can achieve a positive development of Minotti’s business in Xiamen, last not least through the commitment and competence of our valued local business partners”  commented Mr. Antonio Marelli, the Minotti Resident Area Manager in Asia.

The Sukeno’s Minotti Court Showroom in Tokyo reopens after a major remake

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The complete remake of the Sukeno’s Court Showroom has led to an exquisite new display environment in Tokyo, where Minotti pieces can now shine.  The new, spacious atmosphere leaves an excellent impression on visitors, prospects and clients.

Generous indoors and outdoors display spaces, for placing the recent elements of the Minotti repertoire, generate a fresh atmosphere that delights Sukeno’s customers.

The refined lighting systems, both indoors and outdoors, enhance each object’s shape, function and character.




A new Minotti showroom opens in Hanoi / Vietnam

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Vietnam has recently emerged as one of Asia’s top trading nations and as a strong attractor of foreign direct investment.  The country is also very successful as an exporter. Its economy grew by 7 % in the past year.

Vietnam has also become a regional diplomatic power that has developed a series of important international relationships.

Minotti products for Vietnam are manufactured entirely in Italy. This makes it straightforward for us to manage our design and production processes, to react promptly to client requirements from Vietnam and to ensure the impeccable delivery of our products.

Our buyers in Vietnam appreciate the excellence and elegance of Minotti products. As sales continue to show healthy signs of  growth, we will no doubt develop further business opportunities in this country.

We are very pleased to be in the capital of Vietnam, close to the banks of the mythical Red River. We look forward to many fruitful years of work with our partners here in Hanoi, in one of the most fascinating and proud capital cities in the world.

The city of Xi’an in China is soon to host a Minotti showroom

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Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi province, is a historically very significant city in China’s central-western interior. It has, in recent times, undergone an incredibly successful transformation of its economy towards high-technology research, development and production.

The Xi’an region is one of the most important in the history of China, both as the capital of several ruling dynasties and as a market and trade center.

Beyond its agricultural riches, Xi’an was, in past times, a crucial commercial connector of China to the Western lands and to India. In historic times, silk went westward and wool, gold and silver went east.

Significant government investments, aimed at stimulating future wealth in the advanced services sectors, have been very successful in Xi’an.

At the same time, the metropolis has retained important elements of its precious historic heritage, such as the pavilion towers and the ancient wall around the city’s old urban center. In this context we should not forget Xi’an’s famed terracotta warriors, a collection of thousands of sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. The warriors were buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE with the purpose of protecting the emperor in his afterlife.



Minotti’s 2018 collection reaches showrooms in Asia

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Debuted at this year’s Milan Salone, Minotti’s latest collection is now also being  distributed to the company’s Asian showrooms.

The new collection, designed in an intense collaboration between architect Rodolfo Dordoni and four internationally renowned furniture designers, is a culmination of brilliant planning concepts, matchless elegance and highest quality materials.

Pieces on display at the Minotti showrooms are on sale off the floor. But clients may, according to their preferences, also  commission custom finished items, based on current catalog designs, fabrics and finishes.

Mr Antonio Marelli, the Minotti Resident Area Manager for Asia, says “We are very hopeful that this new collection will prove to be a good next step in the continuing development of Minotti products”  adding “… it is, of course, experience, competence and creativity that lead us as we respond to today’s growing comfort and elegance trends in Asia”.