Dec 04, 2000 Issue #14

Cover Story

An American in Italy breathes fresh air into fabrics

NEW YORK -It wound up somewhat differently from the way most designers bring their fabric designs to market.But that's typical of the way Pamela Ferrari, a fine arts painter in Florence, Italy, works. In her case, the manufactured product for home textiles came together before the decorative fabrics-and that may not be all bad.