Stacey Tiveron and I have worked together in the past and I know first hand about the caliber of creator she is and the passion she brings to the table. Gary Inman invited Stacey onto our Saturday morning Art of Collecting panel at Currey & Company, not because of the impressive way she decorates with collections, but because os her newest ambitious tech venture, Ronati. which serves the antiques and collectibles selling community and therefore, its buyers. It will certainly be interesting to hear her insights amongst a panel of designers.
Q Why are you on this collecting panel?
A I founded a company focused on helping dealers be successful - we believe that vintage and antique pieces are a part of our cultural history. That history should be treasured and carried forth. Dealers have been a bit left behind in our technological times, so we're here to help them.
Q Why did you decide to dive into this world and start a business?
A I fell into it. I had been working in technology in the interior design and manufacturing side of the industry for 20 years, and while we tried to help dealers at one point, we found that featuring their pieces alongside those of manufactured pieces didn't work. After I finished at my last company, through a few fortuitous encounters, I found myself sitting with dealers and becoming enamored with their world, their passion and their stories. In a time where authenticity and originality are so important, I felt that the timing to help dealers bring these pieces to the forefront was now.
Q Do you collect stuff?
A I think everyone is a collector of something/s... I have several items from my grandmother that I treasure. I have two boxes of keepsakes for each of my sons. I have a box of mementos, notes, art and cards from my childhood forward that make me smile when I flip through them. I love vintage and antique art.
Q What was your first collection"?
A Vintage barbie clothes... The most incredible dresses and outfits from the 60's and 70's... brocades, velvets and silks, they were magnificent - many handmade. Unfortunately my collection was lost during a move in my teens... I have many fond memories of that collection - which I lovingly played with and cared for.
Q You have recently traveled internationally to some incredible antiques shows. What’s captured your attention?
A That's a hard question.... I've been loving some brass palm leave lighting from the 70's, I am dreaming about finding an 18th Century Swedish Gustavian daybed and I love antique Asian stools, benches and doors of all periods. Crazy, right?
Q Not crazy, but you must see sooooo much and there are many beautiful made things out there that span time, style, and place. Style-wise, what design vibe do your gravitate towards?
A Coming from design development and then the technology side of the design industry for 20 years, I have worked on and seen so many projects that I loved and I have no sense of what my personal style really is. What I’m a bit obsessed with now are spaces that mix traditional antiques with contemporary pieces... designers that have mastered mixing several centuries into a single setting and not only getting it right, but creating a story that draws you in - whether in minimalism or maximalism, is awe inspiring.
YOU ARE INVITED TO BE PART OF THE DISCUSSION DURING HIGH POINT MARKET
THE ART OF COLLECTING
A PANEL WITH LARRY LASLO, MICHELLE WORKMAN, BARRY DIXON, STACEY TIVERON.
MODERATED BY GARY INMAN
SPONSORED BY DESIGNERS TODAY
SATURDAY APRIL 6TH, 11 AM, CURREY & CO. IHFC M-110
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