Bering’s Hardware graciously invites you to join the celebration! VIETRI Founder, Mrs. Susan Gravely will recount the story of VIETRI’s beginnings and share Italian style decorating ideas. Mrs. Gravely will sign VIETRI pieces during the event with special Italian phrases.
Bering’s Hardware, located at 6102 Westheimer is excited to announce, Susan Gravely, Founder and CEO of VIETRI, Inc., a wholesale distribution company of Italian handcrafted dinnerware, drinkware, flatware, linens and decorative accessories, will be present at a special VIETRI Founder Event on October 4th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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 the colorful hand painted 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. With approximately 40 employees, 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.
A symbol of superior design and artistry, VIETRI’s handcrafted Italian products are regularly seen in most major home, gourmet, fashion and style magazines in America as the pick of editors for style, color, pattern and craftsmanship. VIETRI is regularly featured in countless American magazines including Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Martha Stewart Living, Bon Appetit, Cooking with Paula Dean, Food & Wine, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, Romantic Homes, MORE, Oprah, Victoria and Coastal Living.
VIETRI won the very first international ARTS Award in the Tabletop category in 2006 for excellence in design and received the award again in 2007 and 2009. In addition, VIETRI has been named one of the top 40 Family Friendly companies several years in a row for its commitment to creating a family friendly environment for all employees.
We hope you will join us for prosecco, Italian cookies from Michael’s Cookie Jar and good cheer in welcoming Mrs. Susan Gravely! There will also be a door prize as well as a gift with purchase.
The first Bering’s Hardware opened in Houston, Texas in 1940 as a traditional hardware and lumber company. A second location was developed in 1987. Through the years, Bering’s has grown its offerings into 16 separate departments and has been cited in several national articles and books as being one of the best places to shop in America.
Bering’s continues to operate as a family owned, one-of-a-kind store providing an unparalleled shopping experience. Renowned for their bridal and baby registry services, offering an incredible array of upscale gifts including china, crystal, stationery, coffees and teas, quality hardware items for the home, as well as everything for the kitchen and yard.