Joe Ruggiero's 'Design Travels' on display at High Point Market
March 14, 2017,
HIGH POINT, N.C. - During High Point Market, April 22-26, designer Joe Ruggiero will showcase ‘Design Travels;" travel-inspired vignettes highlighting his extensive collection of Sunbrella fabrics in The MT Company showroom, located on the second floor of 311 N. Hamilton Street.
“I have visited numerous timeless cities during my travels, and they have left everlasting impressions,” Ruggiero said. “I use a composite of my travel memories in my designs – it’s impossible for me to choose a favorite. From masculine retreats to urban lofts, I look forward to sharing inspiration from my adventures at High Point Market.”
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Greeted by a masculine mountain retreat, showroom visitors will be charmed by two vignettes surrounding a fireplace creating a living space. With inspiration from mountain ranges across the globe, the first atmosphere includes the soft chenille, Tailored Smoke, on the Salon sofa. Mixed in is Abbott Char, traditional stripe Hanson Classic and herringbone Harris Stone to complete the vignette.
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The connected room features deep, dark woods and luxurious textiles with the look and feel of worsted wool. A Maxfield Sofa in Tailored Shade is balanced with the dark navy and golden hints in Hartley II Shadow and finished with Abbott Shadow.
Ruggiero shares his affinity for the modern design of New York City with a bold black and white space. Featuring black satin walls, the room showcases brass-framed chairs upholstered in Hartley II Smoke and a modular sofa in Huntsman Salt. Accent fabrics Zebra Classic, a playful animal motif, Agra Classic, an ikat-inspired pattern and textural Kenya Charcoal pop against the white wood to finish this contemporary environment.
A contemporary vignette includes a modular sofa in Sensational Parchment, a tight, herringbone tweed, and is accented by Quilted Storm while Lattice Storm introduces a pop of pattern in a modern geometric.
Inspired by contemporary Asian culture, Ruggiero layers textural elements. A Tribecca Sofa in Tailored Putty is paired with pillows in Kuno Meadow, inspired by ancient Japanese shibori dyeing techniques. The sofa coordinates with chairs in Squared Putty, a window pane check pattern and drapery in Quilted Storm.
Ruggiero brings pure elegance with a Paris-inspired vignette, filled with architectural elements and serene neutrals. Gray tones are showcased in a deep-seated Colette Sofa upholstered in Boss Tweed Storm and flanked by Salon chairs in Blur Linen and Harris Parchment. This vignette is reminiscent of chic Paris salons.
“My travels bring a unique perspective to my collection of Sunbrella fabrics,” Ruggiero said. “With a global aesthetic, my fabrics allow homeowners to create spaces that inspire, including luxurious textures and beautiful designs, and the performance characteristics Sunbrella is known for – fade proof, easy care and bleach cleanability.”
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