Oggetti was founded in 1975 by Robert and Nancy Frehling. The Frehlings were already operating Nessa Gaulois in Miami, one of the finest gift, accessory and bridal stores. Their retail exposure made them keenly aware of the preferences of affluent retail customers as well as the needs of the store owner. This has informed their decision-making and product selection for Oggetti, keeping them always up-to-date and marketing-savvy.
Originally the entire collection was imported from Italy and marketed solely under the “Oggetti” trademark. In fact, the word “Oggetti” means “objects” in Italian and is used to describe accessories for the home. In 1980 Oggetti began a furniture division, using “Tavola” as the trade name under Oggetti umbrella.
As their expansion has occurred, Oggetti looked to other markets inside and outside Italy and today develops product in Sweden, Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand. They search for a combination of design, quality, reliability of supply and value. Most of the suppliers are small craftsmen and most of the materials are natural. The company is proud to promote their artists and their artists’ special talents. The collection is fluid, always changing with new finds and discoveries.