Saturday, May 14, 2011

NEW YORK NEW YORK - Minimal Cucine - Abitare 50 Years

Photograph by ManfrediBellati

Minimal - Rizzoli New York party. Minimal Cucine hosted together with Gaggenau and Architizer in their showroom in Chelsea the launch party of the book Abitare 50 Years of Design 1961-2011, published by Rizzoli New York.  The book reproduces the best pages of the major design trends from the annals of the publication over the years.

Gaggenau USA’s CEO Chris Kaeser and Minimal USA’s CEO and host, Bartolomeo Bellati.

The Book.  Abitare 50 Years of Design – the best of architecture, interiors, fashion, travel, trends – 1961-2011, Rizzoli New York.

Rizzoli New York’s  Maria Pia Gramaglia, Daniel Melamud, Ian Luna and it’s vice-president and publisher, Charles Miers.

 Minimal USA’s design director Stefano Venier.

Photograph by Manfredi Bellati

The rooftop.   The party was on the picturesque roof terrace overlooking the New York High Line, the Hudson River and the major landmarks of the Big Apple.

New York historian and attorney, as well as, collector of drawing instruments from 1700-2004, Andrew Alpern “tries” to climb up a water tank.

Hangar Design’s team, Michele Bicego, Martina Costantini, Marco Fortini and Anna Suarez.

 IDEO New York’s Tom Eich and design consultant Jeffrey Osborne.

Architect and designer, Harold Tittmann and Ochs Design founder, Paul Ochs.

Lifestyle consultant, William Smolen.

Minimal’s host, Bartolomeo Bellati and journalist Principessa Marina Pignatelli.

Italian journalist Daniela Morera, jewelry designer Aurora Lopez Mejia and interior designer, Harold Streitman.

A detail of Aurora Lopez Mejia’s bracelets. Aurora Lopez Mejia is inspired by the talismans of ancient civilizations and the power of language. Her custom jewelry is meant to inspire, empower and provoke.

Friends.   Jackie Burt, Dina Casellini, Lamin Fikai, Filippo and Loredana Mancia, photographer Manfredi Bellati.


Rodolfo and Adriana Denardi, Assouline’s vice-president Kristin Knapp chat with host, Bartolomeo Bellati.

 Photograph by Manfredi Bellati

The view.  One of the views from Minimal showroom’s rooftop, The Empire State Building.

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