Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the United States of America, named his mansion "Monticello" in Virginia, USA when he was constructing it in 1770. It was here where he displayed his prized collection of unique furniture and other accessories which he had bought from Europe during his many escapades. He had even imported a specially designed Portico to adorn his main entrance area, so that it would act as a shelter against rain when his guests alighted from their carriages. He was a creative inventor during his days of presidency and well-known for his intricate modern innovations in furnishings due to his keen sense of style and attention to details.
Monticello, in Singapore, also has a long history as it is one of the pioneers in importing interior accessories and furniture. In the 1970s, it had housed European classical furniture and was made famous among the local community and neighboring Asean countries for its fine collection. The collection was initially classical as period and baroque designs were popular trends at the time. However over the years, Monticello had evolved to represent a modern German designer furniture brand when they were approached and offered exclusivity to market their products in the ASEAN region. Since then ROLF BENZ celebrated it's 50th anniversary in 2014 and Monticello has been their distributor in Singapore for over half of its lifespan. Visit the Singapore flagship store now at 1 Magazine Road, #01-01 Central Mall to view their latest collections.
Currently, Monticello also imports unique lightings and trendy office furniture.
Background information on the main partners:
ROLF BENZ from Germany, never compromises on quality and specializes in manufacturing luxurious yet comfortable designer sofa sets and armchairs with timeless charm. Till today, Rolf Benz furniture is found at top executives' homes, prime offices as well as the abode of newly - weds who prefer investing in everlasting designs.
Ronald Schmitt is renowned in the modern furniture industry since 1958 for outstanding furnishing objects such as coffee tables, occasional tables and TV-/phono racks. The company's industrial production, exclusively done at its premises in Eberbach - is based on well-founded knowledge of the furniture profession as well as workmanship
URBANA strives to progressive and on the forefront of furniture design, while maintaining the highest quality standards. The manufacturing facility is located in Santa Fe Springs, California, and since its establishment in 1986, has grown its market both domestically and internationally. The media and contemporary furniture industry worldwide have praised URBANA as a valuable and original brand name. URBANA furniture has been featured in movies, music videos, and celebrities have purchased them to furnish their homes.
Wittmann furniture from Austria is all made by hand. Carpenters, fitters, upholsterers and stitches all take part in the creation of an autentic Wittmann. The professional care and accuracy of theses craftsmen and craftswomen in conjunction with continual, stringent checking procedures ensure that every genuine Wittmann is a perfect item of furniture skilfully planned down to the smallest detail and processed with true precision.
The lifestyle that Monticello hopes to create for customers is one of elegant simplicity. Its collection of decor will serve to enhance any look - be it Ethnic, Mod, Casual, Formal, Eclectic, Innovative, Avant-garde and many others.
Committed to providing the best guidance to suit each customer's needs, Monticello is dedicated to creating the optimum mix of furniture for any environment.