Ceccotti Aviero has been at the forefront of progressive furniture design since it formed in 1956, producing a range that is immediately recognisable but very hard to imitate. The company began to garner world attention when Franco Ceccotti took over the business from his father in 1986. Going into a long-term partnership with architect Roberto Lazzeroni, the firm introduced a new unique style in 1988 that has defined the brand ever since.
Offering elegant lines of polished wood (walnut, oak, American cherry wood and maple), punctuated by flashes of surrealism, the ‘Dedos Tenidos’ collection won instant critical acclaim. The work was part inspired by artists like Dali and Mollino while also influenced by the minimalist style of Scandinavian design. What had been a firm that made its name supplying exclusive hotels and residences overnight became a collector’s sensation.
Despite the company’s expansion over the past 20 years, the workshops are still based in the same area of Tuscany – all pieces are handcrafted – with the master craftsman schooled at the region’s respected Cascina School of Art.
Since its inception in 1998, Asiatique Collections has been dealing in unique furniture, jewellery and art pieces from around the region and beyond, all sourced personally by owner Chin Bottinelli. Quickly gaining local support for the quality of merchandise on offer, what was once a 300 square foot store grew into a 5,000 square foot gallery. This is the ideal space to house the Ceccotti Collezioni and Asiatique Collections is the brand’s exclusive partner in Singapore.
Highlights of the collection include an amazing fold-out wardrobe for men, a similarly-designed fold-out bar and some beautifully designed chairs and tables – if you’re renting out a black and white house and have a bottomless budget to furnish it, this could well be your ideal one-stop shop.
The collection also includes a selection of other homewares and furnishings like shelves, beds mirrors and lamps, made from materials like leather, brass and stone.
With the gallery neighbouring some of the best restaurants and cafes in the city, there are ample places nearby for you to ponder over a purchase.
Ceccotti Collezioni at Asiatique Collections, 14A Dempsey Road, tel: 6471 3146, asiatiquecollections.com
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