Indigo-dyed fabrics have endured through the ages and continue to attract a loyal following as reflected on fashion runways and during the upcoming High Point Furniture Market. Home décor authority Joe Ruggiero has created a master bedroom using Sunbrella® fabrics with a classic Indigo-dyed styling that will debut during market week Oct. 19-24 within the Miles Talbott showroom.
“I had the opportunity to visit authentic Indigo dyeing studios in Japan,” said Ruggiero, who draws inspiration for his Sunbrella fabrics from extensive worldwide travels. “The look we have achieved with Sunbrella fabrics in Indigo is very similar to the colors created in Indigo studios using plant material. The color clarity is outstanding.”
Not only has Ruggiero interpreted the color of Indigo dyeing from Japan for today’s consumer, he also found inspiration in Japan for his pattern Symbols, which plays a prominent role with the master bedroom setting at Miles Talbott. Japanese characters from ancient art inspired Ruggiero to create his own original artwork that inspired the distinctive look of Symbols.
“We have used the color of Indigo throughout our Sunbrella fabrics collection, including patterns Chevy II, Zig Zag, Tesora, Paisley and Cara,” Ruggiero said. “You’ll also find Indigo with a number of Sunbrella stock fabrics, some of which we have included in our presentation at Miles Talbott.”
Ruggiero’s most recent introductions for Sunbrella have drawn inspiration from his global travels as a television host and home furnishings designer. Ruggiero’s trademark is the manner in which he interprets international influences to appeal to American consumers.
New for this market, Ruggiero has created the Sunbrella pattern, Flower Garden in the color Slate, which is reversible. Silhouettes of leaves and flowers from his own garden inspired Ruggiero for the new pattern.
Ruggiero’s expansive collection of Sunbrella fabrics will be featured throughout the Miles Talbott showroom during the High Point Furniture Market, illustrating trends he envisions for the next six months. Look for upholstery that emphasizes colorways in Gray, Carmel and Charcoal.
“The advances that Glen Raven continues to make in yarn creation and weaving technology are enabling us to produce fabrics that offer an authentic interpretation of handmade fabrics from all over the world at affordable price points,” Ruggiero said. “Consumers are drawn first and foremost to the colors and designs, and when they find out it’s Sunbrella with all of its performance qualities, the fabrics virtually sell themselves.”
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About Joe Ruggiero
Joseph Ruggiero & Associates, Inc. is a multi-media home design and television production company based in Los Angeles. In addition to his Sunbrella fabrics collection, Ruggiero also designs upholstery for Miles Talbott Furniture, an MT Company Collection; casual furniture for Terra; wood furniture for Gat Creek (American made with wood from sustainable forests); decorative throws for Textillery; decorative trims for Phoenix and bedding and drapery for Casa Fiora. On the web at www.joeruggiero.com.
About Miles Talbott
Miles Talbott Furniture, an MT Company Collection, was founded in 1993 by Michael Thomas Furniture to expand its offering of top quality furniture for the growing market of lifestyle upholstery. On the web at www.milestalbottfurniture.com. The Miles Talbott Furniture High Point Showroom is located at 1690 English Road in High Point.
About Sunbrella Fabrics
Introduced in 1961, Sunbrella revolutionized the way the world thinks about how beautiful fabrics look, feel and perform. The Sunbrella brand is the leading premium fabric choice for awning, marine and furniture manufacturers, offering legendary durability, fade resistance and ease of cleaning.
Upholstery fabrics from Sunbrella are continually advancing in design sophistication and comfort, resulting in applications both outside and inside the home for coordinated décor. Sunbrella fabrics have been certified by GreenGuard, an international standard, for contributing to indoor air quality.
Sunbrella fabrics are manufactured and marketed by Glen Raven, a 133-year-old family-owned company based in North Carolina with operations worldwide. For more information on the Sunbrella brand, including fabric resources, visit www.sunbrella.com.