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Bergamo Fabrics

bergamo-logo2For over 50 years, Bergamo Fabrics has been a leading importer and distributor of the finest upholstery and drapery fabrics. Featured are the world-renowned collections of Sahco, Rubelli, Bises and Lisio, including the acclaimed designers Ulf Moritz, Lori Weitzner and Dominique Kieffer. With the world’s most exclusive silks, damasks, wovens, linens and prints, Bergamo’s collections are perfect for both residential and contract applications.

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  1. Pamela Marie permalink
    September 16, 2011 12:23 pm

    The discount doesn’t come from good taste. It’s business. To have to compete with the retail public on pricing puts my 30 yr. Interior Design business at risk.

    Interior Designer’s “10,000 hours” many times over, brings knowledge, education & experience to interior designers that well surpasses that of the most very artful, ex-investment banker; even if your taste is not a match.

    It’s not always an instant connection with any interior designer you meet. It’s well worth interviewing designers to find one with whom your excitement quotient rises. Your trust will grow as you work together and begin that dance that can continue throughout your and your home’s life.

    I’ve have clients who have stayed with me through their first homes, into their airplanes, yachts and horse barns. I’ve followed them from Minneapolis to Brussels and back, and done their children’s, siblings, neighbors homes and beyond. It’s very much worth finding “your interior designer” that will work for you in the very way that suits you with comfort and joy.


  2. Ritu Tripathi permalink
    February 7, 2010 6:07 pm

    Dear Mr. Baldwin,
    I was pleasantly surprised to find your blog. Let me introduce myself – I am a consumer – in the process of building my house – I am probably the new kind of client you are referring to. My architect called me “too involved” in my project and I had to let my interior decorator go as she couldn’t stick to a budget. I am not a design professional but very sure of what I want. As an ex-Investment banker, I am used to projects of much larger in scale and complexity so I find it a little disingenuous that I would not be able to furnish and design my house without an interior decorator. As a very resourceful person, I have found a workroom to make my curtains, I have found furniture makers to make my custom furniture and yet I can’t find a place to sell me textiles without paying the 2.5x markups. I can’t speak for all clients but even though I don’t come from a design background Simon Doonan (the creative head of Barneys) once asked me if I worked in fashion and my lighting designer told me I had better taste than his Hollywood clients. I do think I have better taste than most interior designers who want to rehash what they have done for other clients and get onto the next project. My favorite interior designers / architects are Jennifer Post and Hariri and Hariri both of who I interviewed for our projects but couldn’t work with for various reasons so I am not against working with interior designers but I have found that it is easier for me to work without one. Going back to my finance background – because I am confident in my ability to manage money I use Ameritrade instead of a full service broker who is going to charge me an arm and a leg to get me the same stock I think it is time for the design industry to give clients who are confident in their ability the tools to create their own portfolios / dream houses.

    • Orwellian permalink
      March 23, 2010 1:35 pm

      Simply put, talented people (no matter their income) enjoy surrounding themselves with other talented people…who add value to their lives.

      Some designers do not add value to their clients surroundings much less to their perspective, understanding, and appreciation of the world around them.

      Having said that the evolution of the interior design industry evolves with the understanding that there is a roll for “lesser design” projects which may require less creative input from designers (or may well be very straight forward) as well as a naturalistic component of survival of the fittest.

      The latter is a natural culling that is very good for the sector as a whole. People regard the recession as a aberration when in fact it is a quite necessary part of life. Ms. Tripathi’s comments above are quite welcome in my eyes as they highlight a further wake up call to an industry that has remained unchanged largely on the assumption that it’s services are somehow inherently value added.

    • November 14, 2010 5:18 pm

      Hi there,
      I have read your letter to Mr. Baldwin.
      I have a private animal rescue and get Donghia, Rubelli/Bergamo fabrics donated for my animal cause and just received 100’s of yeards of fabric and get more every time they clean house and can’t sell all fabrics at their warehouse sales.

      I am selling the most gorgeous fabrics, most of them 50 yards + for $ 20 per yard. 100 % of the money goes to my TNR program.
      All fabrics are kept safe in a dry storage at Westys’, free of smoke and pet hair.

      If interested, please let me know.
      I can send you photos as well of fabrics I currently have. To make sure I am legit, I can give you also my business web address, and other info.

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