Italian Ceramics Specialist Fortunata Moves High Point Showroom to SALON at Market Square & Suites
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Italian ceramics specialist Fortunata announced that it is moving its High Point showroom to the SALON at Market Square & Suites for the Oct. 13-18 market.
The Atlanta-based accent and tableware source, which had been showing in the IHFC’s Design Center wing, will be exhibiting this market in the SALON area on the Mezzanine level of the Suites at Market Square, space M-7034. The move marks a homecoming for Fortunata, which showed in the Suites at Market Square during its first High Point showing in 1998.
Margaret Proctor, owner and chief designer of Fortunata, said the decision to move was prompted by a desire to be surrounded by other like-minded artists “who are both inspiring and intimately involved in the creative process. The objects I create are very personal to me. They are like friends you invite into your home. Each piece carries with it the spirit of the skilled Italian artists with whom I collaborate.”
According to Proctor, Fortunata has built a reputation for the stylish use of simple, understated materials that reflect a minimalist approach. While rooted in traditional Italian styles, Fortunata takes the process several steps further, creating more modern designs that combine striking contemporary colors and themes with quality craftsmanship. The pieces are produced in ancient Tuscan workshops, where ceramics are hand prepared for firing in wood-burning kilns using a time-honored process. The unique mixture of select clays gives Fortunata ceramics a distinctive look, feel and durability.
“Each piece is unique and stands on its own,” said Proctor. “As a thing of beauty is a joy forever, Fortunata’s designs are timeless. They are expressive and authentic.”
At market, Fortunata will be featuring its new Ginkgo Vibrant Tuscan Gold and Fresh New Persimmon collections of serving pieces and accent décor. The line includes bowls, candleholders, planters, platters, trays, dinnerware, vases, fountains and accessories.
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