E6 Nicholas Mesiano

This week our Guest is Nicholas Mesiano from Nicholas & Alistair

Nicholas & Alistair is a stunning gallery in Abbottsford retailing original 20th-century decorative objects and applied arts, specializing in the rarer examples of European design. When I say stunning, I mean their showroom is STUNNING! If you have a chance, do yourself a favour and visit 387 Johnston Street, honestly just go now! Nicholas and Alister must have one of the most impressive collections, it is just one iconic 20th Century Designer after another!

I thoroughly enjoyed recording this episode, Nicholas’ story is truly fascinating! After years working in advertising, Nicholas resigned without a plan and began selling his own furniture to pay his bills! When he had almost sold all of his of his belongings he began buying and selling at markets. 25 years later Nicholas and his partner Alistair are at the pinnacle of Melbourne’s 20th Century Design scene, with one of the most jaw-dropping collections in town.

I hope you enjoy this interesting and wide-ranging conversation with all round great guy, and one of Melbourne’s Premier 20th Century Design Dealers, Nicholas Mesiano.