Even as a child, I was familiar with Fortuny. It was something about which I heard adults, including my parents, the family decorator, and others, discuss when the topic of houses and decorating came up. Fortuny was spoken of with great admiration, not to mention a Southern accented, drawn out second syllable. For-tooooh-nee.
Now as an adult, I too have an admiration for this venerable fabric firm, especially now that brothers Mickey and Maury Riad are heading the firm. It's nice to see the duo freshening things up a bit, something that seems to be winning them fans amongst a new generation of designers. And what about their new line of tableware and accessories that was created in conjunction with L'Objet? Fabulous!
I just got a peek at the new book Fortuny Interiors by Brian Coleman and photographer Erik Kvalsik. Although I have not yet read the book, it looks like a beautiful tome based on the photographs. The featured interiors run the gamut from centuries old Venetian palazzi to more contemporary dwellings, something which shows Fortuny's range.
Take a look below for a little taste of the book. I think that no matter how you pronounce Fortuny, you just might find some inspiration in this book.
If you live in Atlanta, L'Objet pour Fortuny can be found at Owen Lawrence.
Photographs by Erik Kvalsvik from Fortuny Interiors by Brian Coleman. Reprint permission by Gibbs Smith Publisher