We are pleased to announce that Mitchell's Interiors has won the Sunbrella/ Joe Ruggiero Display contest. We were impressed with all the entries but believe this had the most impact at the point of sale.
Thanks to Vicki, Roger and Derek for their wonderful enthusiasm and talent.
This Maxim/Stonea subtle Italian stripe is part of our introductions for the Italian ClassicoCollection. Shown here on our Villa Chair with a "sassy Italian skirt." All will be revealed in the Joe Ruggiero showroom at Miles Talbott Furniture.
Here is a look at our latest pattern Tamaran/Cactus for Sunbrella due to debut at the Miles Talbott Showroom for the High Point International Furniture Market. The color is inspired by the Veneto Region of Italy. Part of our Italian Classico Collection.
Our New products for the Italian Classico Collection are now beginning to have their "finishing touches." Here at Gat Creek we see the Classico Cupboards. I will be using these on either side of a large window in the showroom. They will add architecture to the room and were inspired by doors I found in an Italian Villa. Look for more "behind the scenes" as we prepare for this new introduction to debut at the Miles Talbott Showroom in October.
It certainly is the "most wonderful time of the year." Getting ready for a new market and watching as these ideas come out of production. New products, New fabrics and New ideas all come together as we prepare for October 2011 and our Italian Classico Introduction.
Among the small topiary on the back terrace are these small orchid plants which were given to me as a gift by a very thoughtful dinner guest. I will have to wait until spring to see more flowers but it is so beautiful to see them tucked in amongst the green plants and trellis.
Final preparations for our new introductions.The Italian Classico Collection will debut at the International High Point Furniture Market. Joe Ruggiero draws on inspirations from extensive travel throughout Italy and his family heritage. The new collection will feature fabrics from Sunbrella, Case Goods from Gat Creek, Upholstery Miles Talbott. A new collection of Sunbrella Throws, specially designed by Joe Ruggiero, will be part of the Italian Classico Collection.
Yes, our present day "Barbarella"Daphne Guiness shows her amazing personal clothing collection at an exhibit at TheFashion Institute of Technology, New York. This is a "must see" for the sheer fantasy of these clothes from some of the world's great fashion houses.
In September a Fine Art Exhibit and sale fills Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square. During my visit to this city of "brotherly love" I was able to view some wonderful art and enjoy this historic park. It had been 46 years since I last visited Philadelphia where I attended College, Villanova and Graduate School, The Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania.
A celebration of New Introductions for our Sunbrella Collection happened at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia. We enjoyed meeting some of Philadelphia's top designers, retailers and media to launch our new Italian Classico Collection which will debut this fall at the High Point Furniture Market. George Jordan, President of Miles Talbott attended along with representatives of Sunbrella and Gat Creek.
It is time for another of our Sunbrella Designer Luncheons this time in Philadelphia. I am also going to receive the 2011 Trailblazer Award from The International Furniture and Design Association on Saturday Sept. 17th. I am extremely honored.
This week color hits the runway and the garden while two important shows are introducing new products: The Casual Furniture Market in Chicago and The New York Fashon Week. Here you see some of my patterns for Sunbrella with bright persimmon and green in a Tie Dye effect. Oscar de la Renta is showing color on the runway in New York. Looks like color is still important!
I enjoy publishing local designers work and especially when I see a room using my Sunbrella fabric collection. Here is a room created by Donna Chappel from Strongsville, Ohio and what a lovely, comfortable room it is. Thanks Donna for sharing.
Our NEWSalona Strap Collection will bebut this week at the Casual Furniture Market in Chicago. Visit the Woodard showroom on the 15th floor of the Mart. You can see the Joe Ruggiero Collection for Woodard.
Some of my favorite table settings at the Hamptons Classic Event. There are so many to choose from but here are the ones that particularly caught my fancy. From very colorful and country to subtle and elegant.
I really enjoy sharing my products for home design and photos from my travels around the world and above all bringing design inspiration to all who follow! I also continue to develop ideas for television and now the internet.
We are now dedicating our furniture designs to making our furniture ready for active families. Our Sunbrella upholstry fabrics are designed for "easy care and heavy wear"; our "Made in America" wood pieces by Gat Creek are finished with non toxic finishes that will withstand a cup of coffee, a cold drink or a baby's bottle! Our upholstery from Miles Talbott is built to take activity but with the details you expect from fine tailoring. As a grandfather and father I know what you are looking for, Welcome! to our home!