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Joe Ruggiero’s ‘Design Travels’ To Appear At High Point

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During the April High Point Market, designer Joe Ruggiero will showcase ‘Design Travels,’ travel-inspired vignettes highlighting his collection of Sunbrella® fabrics in The MT Company showroom.

“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.”

Greeted by a masculine mountain retreat, visitors are charmed by two vignettes surrounding a fireplace creating a beautiful living space. With inspiration from mountain ranges across the globe, the first atmosphere includes the luxuriously soft chenille, Tailored Smoke, on the Salon sofa. Mixed in is rugged and refined Abbott Char, traditional stripe Hanson Classic and herringbone Harris Stone to complete the sophisticated vignette.

The connected room mirrors the masculinity of its complement, with deep, dark woods and rich textiles with the look and feel of worsted wool. A Maxfield Sofa in Tailored Shade is balanced with the deep navy and golden hints in Hartley II Shadow and finished with Abbott Shadow.

Ruggiero shares his affinity for the metropolitan design of New York City with a bold black and white space. Featuring satin black 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 white wood to finish this contemporary environment.

A contemporary vignette with a Swedish ambience flaunts a modular sofa in Sensational Parchment, a tight, herringbone tweed, and is accented by lush Quilted Storm while Lattice Storm introduces a pop of pattern in a modern geometric.

Inspired by contemporary Asian culture, Ruggiero layers textural elements for added interest. A Tribecca Sofa in Tailored Putty is paired with pillows in Kuno Meadow, inspired by ancient Japanese shibori dyeing techniques. The sofa coordinates beautifully with chairs in Squared Putty, a window pane check pattern, and drapery in Quilted Storm.

Ruggiero brings true elegance with a Paris-inspired vignette, filled with architectural elements and serene neutrals. Flattering achromatic grey 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.”

Ruggiero will showcase “Design Travels” during High Point Market April 22-26 in The MT Company showroom located on the second floor of 311 N. Hamilton Street in High Point.


More 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 lamps for Wildwood Lamps; decorative trims for Phoenix and bedding and drapery for Casa Fiora. For more information, visit joeruggiero.com

More about MT Company: Based in High Point NC, The MT Company, is a custom upholstery manufacturer. In January of 2013, the company was created by the merge of Michael Thomas Furniture, founded in 1983, and its sister company Miles Talbott Furniture to expand their offering of top quality, American-made furniture. Showcasing eight furniture collections, The MT Company High Point Showroom is located at 311 North Hamilton Street. For more information, visit themtcompany.com.

More about Sunbrella Fabrics: Sunbrella has revolutionized the way the world thinks about how beautiful fabrics look, feel and perform. With an inspired palette of colors, styles and textures, premium Sunbrella fabric gives consumers, designers and architects the material they need to create the extraordinary in marine, shade, residential/upholstery, commercial and contract applications. 

Versatile in style and function, Sunbrella fabrics create welcoming spaces indoors and out, offering durability, fade resistance and ease of cleaning. They also offer peace of mind; Sunbrella fabrics have achieved GREENGUARD GOLD certification as contributing to healthy indoor air quality.

Introduced in 1961, Sunbrella fabrics are manufactured and marketed by Glen Raven, Inc., a 135-year-old family-owned company based in North Carolina with operations worldwide. For more information, visit sunbrella.com.

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