Minima, Philadelphia’s Leading Luxury Furnishings Purveyor, Opens Touched X Design, Kicking Off Philadelphia Design District’s Participation during DesignPhiladelphia

By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Sep 17, 2018

(30 August 2018 – Philadelphia, PA)  Minima, a retail leader of luxurious contemporary design based in Philadelphia, will host Touched X Design, a multi-sensory experience and opening celebration for Sensory Design. The launch is part of Philadelphia Design District’s seven-day DesignPhiladelphia 2018 program, and is scheduled for Saturday, October 6th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Touched by Design will be held in Minima’s two Old City locations, and will feature work from local ceramicist Teresa Chang, as well as Bomma’s hand-blown glass lighting collection, and new furniture from Italian design house, Minotti. 

Teresa Chang’s limited edition, hand-built porcelain pieces are influenced by the simplicity of Korean and Japanese pottery. Her textured tabletop collection in bone white and graphite gray are being designed specifically to complement Minima’s elegant and sensuous furniture displays. In Minima’s 118 North 3rd Street showroom, Chang will throw pots on her ceramic wheel, appealing to both our visual and tactile senses. All work will be available for sale.  

Minotti’s exquisite 2018 Collection, A Tale of an Infinite Present, will be exhibited in Minima’s 131 N. 3rd St showroom. Minotti’s chief designer, Rodolfo Dordoni, coordinated this internal collection, an expression of classic but contemporary taste. Timeless designs, including generous and versatile sofa configurations paired with elegant armchairs and coffee tables, 
create innovative and sculptural seating arrangements. Guests are encouraged to experience Minotti’s sensuous textiles, exotic marbles, fine woods, and international styling sold exclusively in this region by Minima.
 
Opening Reception 
Saturday, October 6th,  6:00 to 9:00pm
118 and 131 North Third Street
Old City, Philadelphia
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MINIMA

Minima is Philadelphia’s premiere design showroom featuring contemporary furniture, lighting, and home accessories. Established in 1999, the curated collection includes works from the world’s leading designers and architects, as well as local artisans. Arranged in vignettes that simulate the intimacy of home, Minima’s two Old City showrooms exemplify the way luxury products create inspiring living spaces to engage and enrich our lives.

Founder Eugenie Perret and co-owner Michael Schmick believe in the power of design to impact how we feel - mentally and physically - how we behave, and how we interact with others. Eugenie’s consummate passion for art and architecture stems from a childhood in Istanbul, a city rich in Eastern and Western influences. Michael, trained as a product and furniture designer, approaches the customer experience as a translator of dreams and wishes into concrete expression. Together, their talent, training, and experience inform Minima’s mission to provide a full-service design resource for both design professionals and private individuals.

Minima is dedicated to providing superior customer service to clients based in the Philadelphia region and across the country.

TERESA CHANG
Teresa Chang lives and works in Philadelphia where she creates hand thrown, porcelain dinnerware, limited edition teapots, teaware, and functional accessories. Her architectural training coupled with a love of Japanese and Korean art forms, as well as her mother’s modern leanings, have provided a unique departure point for her.  Over the past two decades, Teresa has sold dinnerware in Barney’s, Takashimaya, and Dean & Deluca. 
 
MINOTTI
Minotti is an Italian company with a solid international reputation for designing and manufacturing timeless and classic modern furniture for the residential and hospitality markets.
 
Established in 1948 by Alberto Minotti, the company has grown from the original small scale artisan workshop into a global design/manufacturing atelier under Alberto’s sons, Renato and Roberto. The brothers’ share a unique vision and aesthetic principles that pair with the creative and technical abilities of architect and collection coordinator, Rodolfo Dordoni.
 
Melding tradition and innovation, Minotti’s skilled artisans hand finish collections created by modern technologies, a combination that balances industrial precision with emotional intelligence. 
 
BOMMA
Founded in 2012, Bomma brings traditional Czech glassmaking to 21st-century lighting design. Master craftsmen work with 300+ team members in an ultra-modern production facility, producing six tons of refined extra-clear crystal each and every day. While each handsomely hued piece is unique, Bomma consistently sets today’s highest standards of glassmaking.

PHILADELPHIA DESIGN DISTRICT
The Philadelphia Design District (PDD) is a newly founded collective initiated by independent business owners in an area spanning 2nd and 3rd Street to Market and Race. This eclectic creative community of boutiques, art galleries, and bistros located in Philadelphia’s vibrant and dynamic Old City neighborhood.

On Saturday, October 6 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm, 
PDD member businesses will each host a unique exhibition or experience for the Sensory Design theme exploring the five senses and their relationship to design. 
For more information, https://www.designphiladelphia.org/sensory-design-0

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