One of the highlights of my trip to Venice, Italy was the art, glass and fabrics of Venice, in particular the Fortuny House.
Mariano Fortuny, a fashion designer, was the son of a Spanish painter. He opened a Venetian couture house from 1906- 1946. His textiles, inventions and designs permeate the Italian fashion and design industry and are coveted worldwide. Each piece is still created in the original factory in Venice today. I have always been a fan of his lighting and fabric line, but I've never have seen so much Fortuny in one city!
The Riad family manages the Fortuny line and factory today where they produce furniture, mosaics, lighting and decorative products in addition to the famous textile line. Such a brilliant and creative line.
For more information and a representative near you, go to Fortuny.com.