Thursday, March 31, 2011

Joe Ruggiero Showroom Opens For Market

We are ready to present our collections for Spring 2011. It has been a rainy few days but great to focus on the showroom and prepare for meetings and sales reps training. What an exciting time of year, as we prepare to greet our buyers and show our new Sunbrella, Miles Talbott, Gat Creek, W.King Ambler, Casa Fiora, Craftmade introductions.
I will be sharing views of the showroom and video reports in the days ahead.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Photo Shoot Joe Ruggiero Collection for High Point Market

Our photo shoot with famed Interiors Photographer, Chris Brantley will capture our new products in new settings at our Miles Talbott showroom. What a pleasure to work with this gentleman. Chris has been shooting my work for about ten years now and I always marvel at his calm and professionalism. Greg Rosendale our brand manager for the Joe Ruggiero Sunbrella Collection observes. We will be sharing these photos in the next couple of weeks.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Joe Ruggiero Collection Advertises In April Veranda Magazine

Our latest ad in Veranda Magazine demonstrates the use of Sunbrella fabrics for interior use. Our Sunbrella collection can be found at Miles Talbott Furniture. We have one hundred and twenty (120) of our fabrics ready for immediate delivery.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Bottega Wine Bar Birmingham, Alabama, A Delightful Place!

Chef Frank Stitts has put together a magical Italian bistro in Alabama and what a marvelous place to escape to for fresh, creative food prepared with just the right fresh ingredients and marvelous service. I was taken by the architecture of the restaurant and the simple elegance of the environment. It was worth my trip from Los Angeles and I am very fussy about the places I dine. The broiled fish, simply, creative salads; rustic pizzas and home made ice creams are superb.

2240 Highland Avenue
Birmingham, Alabama 35205

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Family Friendly Furnishings in Birmingham, Alabama

Gary and Melanie Hughes certainly know how to help families create beautiful homes. The staff at their store in Birmingham, Alabama are trained to work with clients to design homes that are "kid friendly." I am proud that they sell my collections and are the main source for Joe Ruggiero Sunbrella fabrics. The Greenbriar Store is a"one stop"for easy care environments. Thank You all for the warm welcome.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Joe Ruggiero Speaks To Antiquarians In Gadsden, Alabama

My sincere thanks to Dr. Bobbie Walden, President of the Antiquarians in Gadsden, Alabama for their extremely warm welcome today.
Pictured left to right Lee Moates and Alie Renfrou for asking me to speak and for paving the way to this beautiful part of the USA.

Also thanks to Sunbrella for making this happen.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Joe Ruggiero Shows His Sunbrella Stripes!

We'll be showing our stripes in the Sunbrella pattern Deville. Part of our new introductions at Miles Talbott. Next week at the High Point International Furniture Market.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Coastal Looks For The Joe Ruggiero Collection

The Summer is near and so are our latest Sunbrella fabrics and all weather wicker for Miles Talbott. We will showcase the new collections at:
Miles Talbott.
1690 English Road,
High Point
North Carolina.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

We're Tickled Pink For Spring Sunbrella Introductions.

Think Pink for Spring 2011 High Point Furniture Market. We are putting the finishing touches on the showroom and we hope to see you there.
Miles Talbott
1690 English Road, High Point, North Carolina.
Give us a call we'll pick you up! 336-885-7500.

Monday, March 21, 2011

New Regent Chair To Joe Ruggiero Collection

In the style of the famed French Design Company, Jansen. Our new Regent chair for Miles Talbott covered in our Sunbrella Tie Dye/Denim, awaits its' seat cushion. The upholstery shop is busy as we prepare for the High Point Furniture Market, Spring 2011. This year we will be singing the "Blues."

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Barry Lyndon, Spectacular Art Direction and Cinematography

Can a movie be any more beautiful than Stanley Kubrick's 1975 movie Barry Lyndon. This movie based on an 1844 novel, continues to excite the eye with spectacular cinematography by John Alcott. Marisa Berenson was never more beautiful and Ryan O'Neal, so perfect for the adventuresome role.

Too bad the actual movie was not that great but the visuals will live in my mind forever.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

St. Joseph Day March 19, An Italian Tradition!

Of course, having the name Joseph was a big event in my Italian Family. My father would go to the Italian bakery and buy the St. Joseph's pastry to celebrate San Guiseppe with a delicious confection called Zeppole. Basically, cream puffs filled with custard or ricotta cream.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Joe Ruggiero's Selected Photographs At W.King Ambler

Large pieces of my photographs printed on canvas will debut at W.King Ambler this High Point Market. They will be on view in my showroom at Miles Talbott.

This is the Malibu Collection. Photographs taken in December, 2010. A soft Malibu Mist!

Basically Beige for Sunbrella High Point Market.

Sunbrella, Basically Beige in various gradations of monotones will be our main story for High Point Market, Spring 2011.

Our Chine chair features Sunbrella Asia in the color Horizon. We build on beige and add color.

Miles Talbott. 1690 English Road, High Point. Visit us beginning April 1st.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Color!Color! For Joe Ruggiero's Market Showroom.

Color will play an important part in the Joe Ruggiero Showroom with a whole new selection of colors. The New Look will debut, April 1st, 2011 at the High Point International Furniture Market at Miles Talbott; 1690 English Road, High Point, North Carolina.
Look for deep pinks, algae green and water color blues in the Joe Ruggiero/ Sunbrella collection to be showcased on "simply elegant" upholstery frames. "I believe we are all ready for some new color," stated Ruggiero. Also Joe's new sketches for W.King Ambler have been colored to coordinate with the new color schemes.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A New Direction For Wood Furniture.

Just completed, our New Gat Creek Crawford accent table. This will be delivered for installation in our Miles Talbott showroom for debut at the High Point International Furniture Show, April 1, 2011.
We have three shades of white. Seems like this is what our buyers want.
Believe it or not there is a beautiful cherry wood under this surface.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Japanese Proverb

Japanese proverb "Wake from death and return to life."
In Japanese: Kishi Kaisei

Monday, March 14, 2011

Fond Memories of Travel in Japan.

I have great respect for the Japanese culture and design esthetic. My travels in Japan with my daughter who produced the "Best of Japanese Design" for HGTV, have influenced many of my fabric and furniture designs. I pray for this country that will have a burden to rebuild and continue with the lives of their people. Their gracious hospitality will long be remembered by me, my crew and those who shared in our television documentary.