The Gravely sisters grew up in the South, where entertaining is a way of life and visitors are always welcome, especially around the dinner table. Susan and Frances remember well the careful preparation behind a special evening, and they were often asked, as most children are, to help set the table.
Little did they know that very chore would turn into their life’s passion. Their story starts with a magical trip to Italy in 1983. Susan, Frances, and their mother, Lee headed to the Amalfi Coast where they stayed at the San Pietro Hotel in Positano.
During lunch, the three women found themselves captivated by the hotel’s colorful, handcrafted dinnerware. They immediately arranged to meet the artisans at a nearby factory in the town of Vietri sul Mare.
That was thirty years ago!
-Today, VIETRI has become the largest importer of handcrafted Italian tableware and home decor products, working with family owned and operated factories throughout Italy. A leader in design, craftsmanship, and customer service, the VIETRI brand both complements the American lifestyle and celebrates all that is irresistibly Italian: a love of life, people, nature, and good living.
“Our mission today remains as it was over 30 years ago: to inspire the celebration of life with family and friends through the joy of handcrafted Italian designs for the table, home and garden.”