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  • On Love

    At Fortuny, love is something to which we hold dear. After all, we owe much of everything we have together today to a man and a woman. Mariano and Henriette as we call them fondly within our conversations. The truth is, none of us were there to witness what went down in history as a [...] Continue Reading
  • Sectile 1729

    Fortuny announces its collaboration with Venetian Heritage creating a collection inspired by the Gesuiti Church in Venice, known for its elaborate marble, sculpted and inlaid to look like draped fabric. The collection, titled Sectile 1729, draws inspiration from the “fabric” patterns. These 6 newly designed pat- terns will be released as part of the W/S [...] Continue Reading
  • When Venice is too Far Away: A Meditation

    Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker, recently published an entertaining piece called “The Anatomy of a Cartoon,” in which he chronicles the inception and development of one of Joe Dator’s iconic drawings. His example depicts a couple sitting in a gondola while stuck in the middle of a classic Manhattan traffic jam. Naturally, […]

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  • Milton Gendel’s Portrait of the Countess

    Those that have had the honor of meeting or knowing Countess Elsie Lee Gozzi can attest to her larger-than-life persona, a fitting description for the woman responsible for bringing Fortuny’s textiles out of the churches, museums and theater and into people’s homes. Her relationship with Fortuny began in 1927 and continued until her death in [...] Continue Reading
  • Happy Birthday, Mariano, and Happy Mother’s Day, Cecilia!

    As most of us have figured out by now, this Sunday is Mother's day. Also, this Sunday is Mariano Fortuny's 143rd birthday (May 11th).  We will be celebrating, and we hope you all take a moment to toast the incredible artist, inventor and founder of our company, without whom our homes, cathedrals, dimmer switches and theater [...] Continue Reading