Joe Ruggiero's designs displayed at ITMA Showtime

Fabric line can be found in Sunbrella showroom

SunbrellaGLEN RAVEN, N.C. – Joe Ruggiero will be debuting his latest collection of Sunbrella fabrics, Design Travels, during the December ITMA Showtime in High Point.

“The simplest form can become a piece of artwork – a stone or shell, the twist of fabric on the fashion runway, or something you’d see in a museum,” Ruggiero said. “Design travels throughout the world, in traditional and new global contexts, and it can travel into homes across the world.”

In Design Travels, Ruggiero introduces nine new patterns:

Crisscross: With a hand inspired by Italian silks, the pattern is reminiscent of the borders in Italian frescos and architectural friezes.
Kingston: Calling to mind the tradition of woolen English sporting clothes, Kingston presents a menswear-inspired check featuring color depth.
Kuno: Inspired by Japanese tie-dyes and the ancient art of indigo dyeing, Kuno recreates a rustic, handwoven construction, including the imperfections of something that is hand-dyed or hand-woven.
Mankato: Harkening back to the textiles of ancient India, Indonesia and Japan, Mankato is available in a range of colors.
Medford: Blending the traditional French inspiration of 15th century floral tapestries with a more contemporary comfort, Medford revives the elegance of the Loire Valley.
Mosaic: The repeating patterns of Mosaic unfold the architecture of Spain’s majestic Moorish palaces. These mesmerizing mosques and towering fortresses inspired Mosaic’s simple but artistic motif.
Quilted: Medieval knights who wore jackets of quilted materials close to their skin under mesh and mail inspired the classic diamond pattern of Quilted.
Traction: In refreshing colorways inspired by soft waves and sands, Traction brings to mind days lounging near the Mediterranean Sea.
Vines: Taken from an ancient floor tile outside Madrid where Roman nobles and generals spent retirement days, Vines’ purely organic design is smaller in scale – almost a stripe with a dash of whimsy.

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