Gifts Today magazine

Vietri founder named ARTS Awards presenter

CEO and founder of Vietri, Susan Gravely will be one of the presenters at the 26th annual ARTS Awards being held on Friday, January 16 as part of the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market

Vietri Inc., importer of fine Italian handcrafted dinnerware, flatware, glassware, linens, decorative accessories, and garden urns, announced today that ART, the creative home furnishings network, in partnership with the Dallas Market Center, has named VIETRI CEO and Founder Susan Gravely as a presenter for the 26th annual ARTS Awards. The awards ceremony will take place Friday, January, 16, 2015 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, in Dallas, coinciding with the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.

An exciting and prestigious ceremony, the ARTS Awards is the premier awards programme to celebrate home industry excellence and achievement in retailing, manufacturing, design, and representation. Finalists, judges, and industry members gather in Dallas for the black-tie gala as the winners are announced and
celebrated. Those winners are determined through a rigorous process that involves peer nominations, an extensive creative presentation that highlights advertising and communication, and an intensive, two-day judging panel. Vietri is the proud four-time recipient of the ARTS Award for Best Tabletop Company, and Gravely is honoured to serve as a presenter in recognition of her lifelong contributions to the home furnishings industry.

A connoisseur of Italian culture and tabletop style, Gravely, with her sister, Frances, and mother, Lee, founded VIETRI in 1983 after a family trip to Italy where they fell in love with colorful handpainted dinnerware on the Amalfi Coast. Vietri has grown from a small company representing one Italian factory to the largest Italian importing company in the American tabletop industry.

Vietri now serves a customer base of over 2,000 top specialty stores in all 50 states, plus Canada, England, Mexico, Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia. Today, VIETRI works with over 30 manufacturers throughout Italy. These manufacturers are involved in ceramic, glass, and stainless steel. Vietri’s fashion-forward yet classic Italian collections combine the richness of European culture with a sophisticated American spirit.

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