Arte Italica was formed in 1997 when owner Ann Skidmore, after a particularly inspirational visit to Italy, a country she holds dear to her heart and to which she has often traveled, had a vision to bring to America European products that reflect and honor the heritage of traditional artisans. Her vision began with select pieces of Italian pewter and quickly grew to include decorative ceramics, glassware and tableware, among other items. Over time, the number of lines in the Arte Italica collection grew, as Ann resourced and designed new accessories, launching Arte Italica as one of the leading importers of luxury decorative accessories in the United States.
Ann travels actively to Europe in order to scout and stay abreast of new techniques, color trends, etc. and working closely with producers, Arte Italica creates its own exclusive designs, patterns and color pallets to provide customers with the newest and most unique decorative accessories.
Arte Italica is an exclusive collection in the United States, available only through the Arte Italica showrooms and representatives.
We hope you enjoy exploring the beauty behind the Arte Italica collection, as it continues to both define the rich heritage of design and capture the essence of Europe.
Sheffield Furniture & Interiors is the authorized dealer of Arte Italica for the Philadelphia area including Malvern, West Chester, Wayne, Villanova, Media, Bryn Mawr, Newtown Square, Gladwyne, Kennett Square, and Berwyn, Pennsylvania and the Washington, DC area including Potomac, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Rockville, Maryland and McLean, Leesburg, Great Falls, and Sterling, Virginia. Sheffield Furniture & Interiors also services the entire East Coast as well as other worldwide destinations. Please ask one of our Interior Designers to give you more information regarding our interior design, decorating, and custom window treatment programs.