The name Artemest should be familiar to WAG readers.
After all, when we had our Chic Choices feature – where we spotlighted unique designs, unusual gifts and artistic finds from around the world – Artemest often graced our pages.
So it was with delight that we welcomed the news that the Italian e-commerce platform for luxury Italian craftsmanship has launched its first pop-up exhibition in Manhattan.
Artemest, considered a premium online destination for Italian handmade décor, will feature Italian furniture, décor and lighting pieces designed to, advance materials tell us, “tell an inspiring story of design in a gallery setting.”
“At the heart of our mission is the desire to share the poignant emotion of beauty as expressed through the hand of a craftsman,” says Ippolita Rostagno, the jewelry designer who founded Artemest in 2015 with Marco Credendino, its CEO.
And, she added, “These artists need advocacy and we have created a platform to showcase and sell their exceptional work. Italians have a charming way of conflating age-old techniques with whimsical spirit and executing everyday objects with a reverence for materials that is truly thrilling.”
Culture ambassadors will guide visitors through the history of each product, as well as artisanal techniques and heritage.
The curated selection of handmade design pieces will include Murano glass mirrors, contemporary marble furnishing by Hagit Pincovici, shimmering majolica ceramics by Bottega Vignoli, artistic woodworking by Ivan Paradisi, metallic furnishings and décor by Antonino Sciortino, Sicilian contemporary head vases by Stefania Boemi, handpainted wallpapers and more.
In addition, the pop-up will celebrate the launch of the Artemest/Richard Ginori collaboration, “The Road to Heaven is Paved with Excess,” an elegant series of plates inspired by the verses of William Blake.
The pop-up will be open through Jan. 31 at 39 Wooster St. in Manhattan.
For more, visit artemest.com.
– Mary Shustack