We asked our Graphic Artist Aaron Barlow what inspired him in Italy. Here is what he saw…
With so much to experience in Italy it was hard not to want to bring inspiration back with us to add to our next events! We had the opportunity to take a day trip to the town of Ravello where we visited Pasquale Sorrentino’s ceramic shop. Pasquale has been in business for over 30 years and currently manages a team of 60 designers. All of the pieces are hand crafted and can take anywhere from a few days to weeks to paint. His list of clients have included Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, Richie Sambora & Bruce Springsteen to name a few.
As soon as you enter the shop you are stuck by the vibrant colors and patterns. Whether you chose to mix patterns between place settings or stay with one the attention to detail and creativity were breathtaking. It seemed perfectly Italian that these pieces of art were so functional and could be used for any meal. When we spoke with Pasquale he stressed that we should use them every day and not just place them on a shelf – embracing “La Dolce Vita!”
Standing in Sorrentino’s shop and admiring his work it resonated with us how much the details matter and that craftsmanship is king. We left inspired to deliver a level of design and production that conveys how much we appriciate each opportunity that we have to work with our clients.
Ceramiche d’Arte by Pasquale Sorrentino
Via Roma, 22, Ravello Salerno, Italy
+39 089 858576
We are back at our desks today after an amazing week in Italy. We feel so fortunate to have filled our days with the most inspiring art, food and views. Now we are busy working trying to capture a snapshot of it all to share with you over the next few days. Here is a just a peak at some of the images that have inspired us…