The Fritz Porter Atelier
The Atelier is a space within Fritz Porter that is a constantly rotating showcase of our favorite designers, brands and creatives.
Every few weeks it passes to someone new who redecorates it based on their unique vision for the space.
It might be an interior designer making-it-over with their signature style.... It might be an artist using it as their working studio... It might even be a brand using it to launch their freshest designs.... The point is, you'll always have more than one reason to keep coming back to see us at The Cigar Factory.
For the 2015 holiday season, we welcomed
THE - COMMONS: American Made Goods for the Home
as they launched their signature line of handblown glassware & wheel thrown ceramics.
THE ladies of The-COMMONS
Erin Connlley and Kerry Clark Speake have a common vision for beautiful things. Two years into opening their first venture together, The-Commons, they are now embarking on the journey to the next level with their first line of products branded under The-Commons.
The highly anticipated SHELTER collection is their first (and might we add astonishingly beautiful!) foray as a design team. When we met with Erin a few weeks ago, we were enrapt with her tale of how they came to discover STARworks in rural NC and how they, literally, grew these beautiful pieces from ground with clay found in the dead center of North Carolina.
The non-profit component and part of the story where they are putting people to work in a town that all but died when the textile industry in the town of Star, NC moved overseas, is striking.
Here is a piece produced by The New York Times about these ladies and the creation of this beautiful line of handblown glassware and wheel thrown ceramics.
Fritz Porter is honored to be a second home for The-Commons this holiday season! Come in to see how they design our Atelier space and take home the perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for person on your list. We also invite you to shop the SHELTER collection online.