STERLING, Va., May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fortessa Tableware Solutions, LLC and Cloud Terre, LLC have announced the execution of a Letter of Intent for the integration of the Cloud Terre business into the Fortessa Tableware Solutions enterprise as Cloud Terre Studios.
Cloud Terre is a Virginia based design build studio engaged in the creation of bespoke handmade ceramics for distinctive restaurants in the greater DC metro area and across the United States. Cloud Terre's design and production quality have earned it a strong following among leading chefs as well as notice in national media. Cloud Terre Studios will operate as an independent entity focused on design and handmade production. In addition, the relationship with Fortessa Tableware Solutions will provide the opportunity to scale manufacturing capability to provide for a broader range of domestic artisanal small-batch production to bring the artisanal craftsmanship of Cloud Terre to a broader audience.
"As the company where new ideas take shape, we are delighted to be able to work with Cloud Terre to help this successful studio enterprise bring its authentic design and production to a wider group of customers. We are pleased to build upon our existing investment in U.S. and Canadian manufacturing as we expect that to continue to grow in importance in our overall supply chain," comments Scott M. Hamberger, CEO of Fortessa Tableware Solutions, LLC.
"We are excited to partner with an industry leader in tableware to continue to be able to grow our business while retaining our own unique design sensibility. This is a win for both companies, but more importantly for our customers as we can continue to meet their need for great design and functional product that differentiates the dining experience they provide," says Amber Kendrick, Principal and Creative Director of Cloud Terre, LLC.
The new partnership will debut at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago May 21- 24, 2016 in the Fortessa Tableware Solutions booth 6934, where Kendrick will be on hand to demonstrate her design build approach to the creation of unique tableware.
ABOUT FORTESSA TABLEWARE SOLUTIONS
Fortessa Tableware Solutions™ is an integrated designer, developer and marketer of tableware serving the commercial foodservice sector globally, the consumer sector, and catering and event rental. FTS goes to market via a multi-channel multi-brand strategy that allows it to add value to our customers in every sector by: a) identifying their marketing objectives and b) providing solutions that enhance the profitability of their business.
ABOUT CLOUD TERRE
Cloud Terre is an architectural-based design company creating thoughtful solutions throughout the hospitality industry. Cloud Terre approaches each project with an architectural framework where usability and adaptability guide prototyping. The keen focus on craftsmanship guides production of each handmade design. Focused on creating experiences that enhance our lives, Cloud Terre is motivated by the search for traditional craft with the beauty of a contemporary conceptual design approach to products and environments.
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