8 December 2014

The Madison Group brings Venini and Rimadesio portfolio to Singapore

Hong Kong-based The Madison Group has launched two Italian interior design brands in Singapore – Venini and Rimadesio, as part of its portfolio expansion in Southeast Asia.

Source: The Madison Group.
Rimadesio products.
Venini is known for its artisanal Venetian mouth-blown glassware while Rimadesio has made for a name for itself in glass and aluminum furniture and accessories. Both the Venini and Rimadesio range of products are exclusive to The Madison Group in Singapore, and there are plans for Venini glassware to be made available to consumers at strategic venues and stores. 

Carsten Nittke, CEO of The Madison Group, observed that tastes in furnishing and d├ęcor have evolved, with people in Singapore becoming bolder and more experimental with their tastes. "With this growth of demand that we are seeing, coupled with the success of our operation and retail effort here so far, we felt that it is timely to introduce two more of our core brands, Venini and Rimadesio, to the collection,” he said. 

Source: The
Madison Group. A
Venini lamp.
Since the company’s inception in 1921, Venini’s glass masters have worked alongside some of the greatest artists and designers to create works of art, including with contemporary architects and designers such as Alessandro Mendini, Fabio Novembre and Tadao Ando. It is one of the world’s forerunners in the production of Murano glass, contributing heavily toward twentieth century design. The iconic Venini fazzoletto (handkerchief) bowl has been on display in museums for over 50 years.
Source: The Madison Group. Fazzoletto
bowls from Venini.

Rimadesio was founded in 1956 in the industrial furniture district of Brianza, Milan. Most well-known for inventing glass sliding doors in 1992, Rimadesio is also a pioneer in the industry in using environmentally-friendly, infinitely recyclable, classic materials like glass and aluminum in 90% of their products. Since 2011, Rimadesio is also the first in the industry to be 100% powered by solar energy, saving over 1,000 tons of C02 emissions each year.