BeDESIGN Meets Molteni&C

Houston design lovers celebrate launch of Italian furniture shop-in-shop

Design lovers celebrate launch of Italian furniture shop-in-shop

BeDESIGN cocktail party, Nina Magon, Vassili Tsipianitis
Nina Magon, Vassili Tsipianitis.   Photo by Roswitha Vogler/Photos by Rovo
BeDESIGN cocktail party, Lauren Madonia, Ania Michowska, Fransico Garcia
Laura Madonia, Ania Michowska, Fransico Garcia. Photo by Roswitha Vogler/Photos by Rovo
BeDESIGN cocktail party, Kevin O'Neil, Mary Anna Billingsley
Kevin O'Neil, Mary Anna Billingsley. Photo by Roswitha Vogler/Photos by Rovo
BeDESIGN cocktail party, Nicole Davis, Myron Davis
Nicole Davis, Myron Davis. Photo by Roswitha Vogler/Photos by Rovo
BeDesign party, Adrian Dueñas, Bill Stubbs
Adrian Dueñas, Bill Stubbs. Photo by Roswitha Vogler/Photos by Rovo
Marcelo saenz, kevin sustala, abe levitz, Julia Marantidi at BeDesign party
Marcelo Saenz, Kevin Sustala, Abe Levitz, Julia Marantidi.  Photo by Roswitha Vogler/Photos by Rovo
BeDESIGN cocktail party, Mary Clarkson, Sarah Busch, Alexandra Kleinschmidt
Mary Clarkson, Sarah Busch, Alexandra Kleinschmidt. Photo by Roswitha Vogler/Photos by Rovo
BeDesign cocktail party, Gisella de Ponton, Andres Vanegas, Sophia Hernandez, Christopher Davis
Gisella de Ponton, Andres Vanegas, Sophia Hernandez, Christopher Davis. Photo by Roswitha Vogler/Photos by Rovo
BeDESIGN cocktail party, Simone Jackson, Brian Hayes
Simone Jackson, Brian Hayes. Photo by Roswitha Vogler/Photos by Rovo
BeDESIGN cocktail party, Brian McCulloch, Jeremy Garcia, Jason Spencer
Brian McCulloch, Jeremy Garcia, Jason Spencer. Photo by Roswitha Vogler/Photos by Rovo
BeDESIGN cocktail party, Carla Muñoz, Adam Cook
Carla Muñoz, Adam Cook. Photo by Roswitha Vogler/Photos by Rovo
BeDESIGN cocktail party, Kitty Muckleroy, Gina Balk
Kitty Muckleroy, Gina Balk. Photo by Roswitha Vogler/Photos by Rovo
BeDESIGN cocktail party, Nina Magon, Vassili Tsipianitis
BeDESIGN cocktail party, Lauren Madonia, Ania Michowska, Fransico Garcia
BeDESIGN cocktail party, Kevin O'Neil, Mary Anna Billingsley
BeDESIGN cocktail party, Nicole Davis, Myron Davis
BeDesign party, Adrian Dueñas, Bill Stubbs
Marcelo saenz, kevin sustala, abe levitz, Julia Marantidi at BeDesign party
BeDESIGN cocktail party, Mary Clarkson, Sarah Busch, Alexandra Kleinschmidt
BeDesign cocktail party, Gisella de Ponton, Andres Vanegas, Sophia Hernandez, Christopher Davis
BeDESIGN cocktail party, Simone Jackson, Brian Hayes
BeDESIGN cocktail party, Brian McCulloch, Jeremy Garcia, Jason Spencer
BeDESIGN cocktail party, Carla Muñoz, Adam Cook
BeDESIGN cocktail party, Kitty Muckleroy, Gina Balk

What: Debut of Molteni&C shop-in-shop.

Where: BeDESIGN.

The scoop: BeDESIGN CEO Adrian Dueñas and lead designer and partner Marcelo Saenz welcomed more than 100 guests to check out the new Molteni&C shop located inside the design store's 6,500-square-foot showroom on West Alabama. Houston Symphony violinist Maxine Kuo performed as guests sipped on Veuve Clicquot and Mohua Sauvignon Blanc and nibbled on light bites from L’Olivier

Family-owned for more than 80 years, Molteni&C is a leading Italian furniture company with four brands: Molteni&C (home furniture and closet systems), Unifor (office furniture), Dada (kitchen furniture) and Citterio (office furniture). It was founded by Angelo and Giuseppina Molteni in Giussano, a township in the Italian province of Brianza, located about 15 miles north of Milan, in 1934.

The BeDESIGN duo added the Italian line to offer its full range of products to Houston customers. BeDESIGN also carries Kartell, the Italian company that makes and sells plastic contemporary furniture, and is the exclusive location for Fendi Casa in the southwestern United States.

Who: Among design lovers who stopped in to check out the new line were Perkins + Will’s managing partner Diana Davis, Contour Interior Design’s creative director Nina Magon and lead designer Andres Vanegas, Davis Builders’ president Robert Davis, interior designer and television personality Bill Stubbs, Northwestern Mutual’s chief marketing officer Michael Jackson, KingChapman partner Larry Hoelscher, Kartell partner Vassili Tsipianitis, Röhe & Wright managing partner Andy Suman, Amegy Bank’s senior vice president Michael Pearson, and a host of style influencers, including Diane Lokey Farb, Roz Pactor, and Karen Lix.