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Newsletter FALL 99 SINGLE PAGES
Artistica
“Old World” Florentine Majolica & Hand Painted Deruta Ceramics
Decorative Accessories and Gifts from Italy!
NEWSLETTER
The Official Artistica
NEWSLETTER is
exclusively reserved for
WHOLESALE Customers.
FALL 1999 Edition
Issue # 3
Published by Artistica, Inc.
Miami, FL – U.S.A.
Celebrating our
Introducing the NEW DINNERWARE Collections
10
ANNIVERSARY
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Introducing the New DINNERWARE
1
Introducing Maria… The new Mario’s
(#1 Italian Rooster of fortune) wife...
1
Large “Orcios” (Tuscan Urns)
2
New Additions to Crackle’ Collection
2
The New “In Vino Veritas” Collection
2
Gift Items by a new Vendor… Great
Prices!
2
Hurrah! For the Masks...
3
Future Project: The VILLA TOSCANA
Collection
3
News...News… News...
3
SPECIAL
ANNOUNCEMENT
NEW ATLANTA
SHOWROOM
Effective
November 1st, 1999
we will be moving our
showroom from the
Gift Mart to the
GAROFANO, GIADA, CONTEMPO
are the names
of the
NEW Dinnerware
Collections,
that along
with our
“Classics”:
Raffaello, Orvieto, Antico Deruta and Trattoria, will be part
of our revamped Dinnerware
selection!
The entire dinnerware group has been
updated with new
shapes and new
hand-painted patterns.
We have paid close
attention to maintain the same
decorations and colors on our
c l a s s i c
groups
such as Raffaello,
Orvieto and
Antico
Deruta,
so
that our
current customers, could continue to replenish their inventory to match our previous production.
We have selected
the most popular
17 items that now
you can order in SEVEN Patterns!
Merchandise Mart
Suite 12F9
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HIGH POINT MARKET
October 14-20, 1999
VISIT US at SHOWPLACE!
Booth # A47-51
Introducing
FOUR NEW COLLECTIONS
And premiering THREE
exclusive lines.
Here below are the 17 Items:
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13" Buffet Large Plate
11" Dinner Plate
10" Soup/Pasta Plate
12" Large Spaghetti Bowl
7" Sm. Salad/Cereal Bowl
8" Salad Plate
Caffe’-Latte Cup & Saucer
Classic Pitcher
Espresso Cup & Saucer
Oval Platter 15”
Classic Pitcher (1 Liter)
Rectangular Tray 16”
Rooster of Fortune Pitcher
Salt/Pepper + Oil/Vinegar
Set o Three Canisters
(Zucchero/Caffe'/Tea)
Sugar Bowl & Creamer
Soup Tureen & Platter
Tea/Coffee Cup& Saucer
Here the three new patterns:
CONTEMPO Collection
GIADA Collection
We are presently working in a
beautiful SIX Pages Color
Catalog that will be ready by
mid December, 1999! In the
meantime you may want to
review this new collections at
our
web
site
at
www.artistica.com where we
feature also the suggested Retail Prices for each item.
GAROFANO Collection
ROOSTER OF FORTUNE: News from the Hen House...
Mario, our best seller
Italian Rooster, got
“married”…Here he is the his
“bride”: Maria the “Italian
Hen”… She’s about 8” tall (2”
shorter than Mario). Maria, our
latest addition to this collection, feature the same color
tones as Mario for a “perfect
match”.
Unfortunately Maria is not
shown in our current color
catalog, but you may see her at
our web site…
Otherwise, just order one
($XX.00)… Even if newly
wed, she can be shipped
“single”, by herself!
Mario and Maria
Artistica, Inc. – Newsletter – Fall 1999
Page 2
Introducing the LARGE… very
LARGE
Tuscan Urns: “ORCIO”
Premiering at the forth coming High Point Market are the NEW Tuscan Urns: A selection of Extra Large Urns with gorgeous designs. The
correct Italian name for these Large Urns is “ORCIO”, they measure
about 26”-32” high and about 20” Ø.
They are great for indoor as well as for outdoor decoration (patios,
swimming pool area, home entrance etc.). A new color catalog will be
printed by mid November but color pictures will be posted in our web
site soon after the October High Point Market.
The new addidions to our CRACKLE’ Collections:
The New FALL 99 Crackle Collection has been also
revised.
While
few items from
the
original
grouping
have
been discontinued, several NEW
PRODUCTS have
been ADDED!
A mon g
the m
these THREE Trays. The rectangular and Oval are
EXCLUSIVE!
about 14/16” wide while
Prices:
Round
and Rectangular
$ XX.00, the
Oval is priced at
$ XX.00.
the round is 18” Ø.
A new color
brochure will be
available at the
October High Point Market.
Introducing the NEW “In Vino Veritas” Collection for the year 2000!
The “In Vino Veritas” Collection has become one of
our true Classics” It has been our BEST SELLER for
the past two years, and for the year 2000 we will rejuvenate this group with the addition of EIGHT Completely NEW ITEMS and several changes to the most
successful current products. No photos are available at
this time for the new additions that will “premiere” at
the fort coming High Point Market, but we can mention a couple of interesting “revised” items:
Prod. # TR/60 and JUG6 are now also available in a
reduced (Medium) size (16” and 14” h.) (Both priced
at $ XXX.00 each).
Among the new items we’ll have:
- a new “Biscotti” jar,
- a square Canister with Cork,
- a new “Brocca” Pitcher, and more…
Make sure to review this new collection at the
forthcoming Trade Shows.
(These new items will be catalogued by January,
2000). “Sneak-Preview” will be posted at our
web site by October 30, 1999.
Great for Gift Stores… Here is the NEW “FALCO” Collection.
Among our projects (and believe me that
really we have MANY
pending!) is the expansion of our gift-items
collection.
In the past few years we
have been truly overwhelmed by the great
success
of
our
“Decorative Accesso1 Liter Multicolor ries” Collections, leaving
Rooster Pitcher us no much time for our
$ XX.00
“Gift-Items” division.
But now we believe to
have found a great collection that deserve our
time as well as your attention.
The new “FALCO” Collection will premiere
at the Atlanta Gift Show in January, 2000 but
This new collection is manufactured by a
new Artistica’s vendor, located in south of
Italy (Calabria)
Price point is really fantastic! Here few pictures with prices.
Set of THREE Oval Bowls with Hand
Painted Lemons (Bass-Relief) $ XX.00
IN STOCK NOW
we will have a color catalog ready prior to
that date. Most of the items have been already posted in our web site (look in the
“Dinnerware” section).
Set of TWO Oval Bowls with Hand Painted
Fruit (Bass-Relief) $ XX.00
IN STOCK NOW
Artistica, Inc. – Newsletter – Fall 1999
Page 3
Evviva le MASCHERE! (Hurrah! for the Masks)
Due to great demand, we are now expanding our Tuscan
Allegorical Masks selection, adding 12,
truly
“Gorgeous”, hand-painted masks.
Our new masks are intricately
hand constructed with applied
grapes, fruit and leaves… You
must see their bright colors!
Really something unique...
Among the several styles we
made sure to include the classic “Four Seasons”,
“Bacco” (Bacchus—The Wine
Goddess), Allegorical “Lemon
Mask”, and more!
Ancient Romans originated these elaborated masks
which were used in theatrical performances, but nowadays Tuscan artists are the ones reproducing them with the highest
quality.
All our masks are
they can also be used
Fonts. An upturing our new
available by
1999, but all
ready availLine” at our
wired for hanging and
as exterior Wall
dated catalog feamasks, will be
mid November
items are alable
“onweb
site:
www.artistica.com.
A LOOK AHEAD... New Artistica Projects in the making!
The VILLA TOSCANA Collection:
Anyone that has traveled to Italy, and specially in
Tuscany, has surely admired those beautiful terracotta pots usually placed along the “giardino” (garden)
or at the main entrance door, to welcome guests of the
“Villa”… Well, we have re-discovered
these treasures and soon (Spring 2000)
we will present them to you, but with a
“twist”: we basically took the most beautiful shapes, reproduced them with all
their intricate details and the HANDPAINTED with lustrous earth-tones colors. The whole piece is then finished with
the classic “antique patina” to give the
resemblance of a true old piece of art!
We have just reviewed few samples, but
rest assured that the result is astonish-
NEWS... NEWS... NEWS...
NEWS #1: New Atlanta Showroom
As mentioned in our cover, we’ll be moving our Atlanta
Showroom from the Gift Mart to the MERCHANDISE
MART. But we are not just “relocating”, we are planning a major remodeling of our display too!
Effective November 1st, 1999, our new “home” will be
within the great showroom of “Leigh-Reid” located on
the 12th Floor at the Merch. Mart (Suite # 12-F-9).
If you shop at the Atlanta Americas Mart make sure to
pay a visit to Denise Jocey, president of Leigh-Reid,
Ltd., beside our Artistica collection, they carry several
other lines and her assistants (Deana and Kelly) will be
delighted to assist you.
Our President, Marco Margaritelli, will continue to
attend all major Atlanta Markets assisting Leigh-Reid in
promoting the Artistica Collections in the South East
ing! They really look good!
Just to begin production is an
incredible task, full of painstaking details, but our artists
are working on it in full force,
and we will be able to
“premiere” this new collection
at the Spring 2000 Markets.
We will certainly keep you
posted…
A special edition catalog has
been planned too. For the moment, all we can show you are
some black & white pictures...
territory. Therefore, REMEMBER and TAKE A NOTE
of the NEW Artistica’s Showroom in Atlanta!
To contact Leigh-Reid, call (404)521-0047 or Toll Free:
(877) 521-7343.
NEWS. #2:
We manufacture it, We Import it, We Distribute it!
The business relationship with our new Italian Manufacturing partner is working just great. Delivery are
back on schedule, and the production of Maria, Umberto, Graziella & Co. (just a few of our Italian Artists…) is simply great! Do you want to see Maria and
Umberto working… Visit our web site.:
Look for the >>
And click on it
<< “Hand Painted” Plate…
to see the artists at work!
NEWS. #3: A new look for our Internet WEB Site
The “make-over” announced last time about our web
site is about completed. The Artistica’s “On-Line”
catalog now looks much more inviting, and most important a professional and easier navigation structure. The
amount and quality of our product pictures was increased dramatically and today you may review many
more items “On-Line”. As you may know, our web site
it is structured like
a “Virtual Catalog”,
now even more
enhanced with our new
“Click To Enlarge”
feature that will enable
you to view
“close-up” details
for all our products.
For you “listening-pleasure” we have changed our
“Web-Music-Theme”: now while you browsing our site,
you may enjoy the beautiful melody “Con te partiro’” by
the Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.
Furthermore, each catalog section has been set up
with a specific type of music to go with the product
theme for example, our Antica Majolica page feature a
beautiful “Renaissance” melody, while our colorful La
Musa collection feature a typical Sicilian Tarantella (La
Musa factory is located in Palermo…)
Don’t miss us at the forth coming High Point Furniture & Accessories Market! OCTOBER 14-20, 1999
We are showing as usual at SHOWPLACE! Booth # A47-51
Artistica, Inc. – Newsletter – Fall 1999
Page 4
With Artistica,
You shop in Italy... Without leaving your own town!
A brief note from our President & Founder,
Marco Margaritelli
Artistica
Dear Friends:
Well, everybody is getting ready (or sort of)
to celebrate the Year 2000, but at Artistica
we have one more reason to celebrate in the
Y2K: our 10th anniversary in business!
Old World Florentine Majolica
& Hand Painted Deruta Ceramics
Decorative Accessories and Gifts from Italy!
Main Office & Warehouse
3825 North Miami Avenue - Miami, FL 33127
Tel.: (305) 576-2080
Fax: (305) 576-2620
@ E-Mail: [email protected]
Internet: www.artistica.com
Order Dept. Direct Line – Toll Free: 1-800-754-5363
Our first celebration event is conveyed to
you throughout a new 16 Pages Catalog.
Yes, (and somebody will say, ”finally”), now
we have a real “catalog-book”, and no more
loose brochures… But this is just the beginning, the “celebration”
will continue with special offers, unique new collections and promotions extended to all our loyal customers.
Our next Newsletter is due “next-year” therefore, allow me, to
express now, to all of you my deepest appreciation for your
support in the past decade and wish you an happy (and why not,
profitable) Holiday Season and certainly a great, real GREAT
Happy New Year, or better: New Millennium!
We’re on the web!
www.artistica.com
We are pleased to announce that our
computer network and software has
been updated and tested to comply
with all Y2K issues.
Celebrating our
Sincerely
10
ANNIVERSARY
WHY WE CAN OFFER THE LOWEST PRICES AND THE FASTEST DELIVERY? Because:
We manufacture it. We Import it.
We Distribute it!
TRADE SHOWS and Sales Representatives...
Artistica's Showrooms
Miami, FL: 3825 North Miami Avenue - Ph.: (305) 576-2080
Atlanta, GA: c/o Leigh-Reid: Merchandise Mart – Suite # 12F9 Ph.: (404) 521-0047
Dallas, TX: c/o MPR Marketing: - World Trade Center – Suite # 380 Ph.: (214) 744-1681
Seattle, WA: c/o ETCO: Seattle Merchandise Mart – Suite # 219-221-225 Ph.: (800) 729-1707
Chicago, IL: c/o Voss Sales & Associates: The Merchandise Mart - Suite # 15-105 Ph.: (312) 644-4958
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Road Sales Representatives
Cynthia B. Caldwell
Mary Smith
Shubin & Associates
Leslie Trachtenberg
Trade Shows
HIGH POINT
NEW YORK
ATLANTA
CHICAGO
SEATTLE
DALLAS
Ph.: (828) 324-5899
Ph.: (901) 685-6168
Ph.: (610) 667-7546
Ph.: (480) 391-1217
We attend the following Trade Shows – Feel free to call us for exact show dates
Furniture & Accessories Market: .............. April & October ........................................Showplace! #A47-51
International Gifts Show: .......................... February & August...................................At Home Section (Piers)
Gifts & Accessories Show: ....................... January - March - July - September..........Atlanta Merch. Mart - # 12-F9
Gifts & Accessories Show: ....................... January - March - July - September..........The Merchandise Mart - # 15-105
Gifts & Accessories Show: ....................... January - March - July - September..........Seattle Merchandise Mart # 219
Gifts & Accessories Show: ....................... January - March - July - September..........Dallas World Trade Center # 380