ICONIC TUSCAN WEAVER BUSATTI OPENS IN TORONTO WITH FIRST BRICK AND MORTAR IN CANADA
Retail business veteran Jon De Porter acquires license to open Maison Busatti in Canada
The iconic Tuscan weaver, Busatti, announced the arrival of its first Canadian location at Designers Walk (162 Bedford Ave) in Toronto led by renowned designer Jon De Porter. Operating under licence to the Italian company, the storefront will trade under the bilingual name Maison Busatti.
The opening of its first Canadian door entrenches the position of the family business on a global scale. Busatti celebrates its 177th birthday this year with locations on every continent, now including the Toronto emporium in the heart of the city’s interior design district, open through 2019.
“Busatti is such an iconic and respected textile weaver,” states Jon De Porter, principal of Maison Busatti. “I am so proud to have been entrusted with this brand in Canada, a company with such a rich history and long-standing presence in the industry.”
Originally founded in Tuscany in 1842, Busatti has a long lineage of excellence with distinct respect for tradition, unmatched in luxury. With a definite and recognizable dedication to quality control, Busatti embraces its tradition with each collection, using only the highest quality raw materials. An eight-generation family owned business, Busatti continues to be a global leader in bespoke home textiles inclusive of linens, throws, bedding, table linens and select clothing and accessories.
MORE ABOUT MAISON BUSATTI
Located at 162 Bedford Ave in the heart of Designer’s Walk, Maison Busatti is the first Busatti door in Canada. Open to the public and the trade, the brick and mortar location holds some of the brands most celebrated products including outstanding and colourful kitchen towels, bespoke bed sheets, fringed towels as well as textiles by the meter. Open Monday through Friday 12 P.M. – 8 P.M., Saturdays by appointment and Sunday from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M., Maison Busatti also carries luxury home fragrance line Thucassi and fine Florentine papers by Rossi 1931. The brand’s ecommerce platform, www.maisonbusatti.
com will begin to ship within Canada as of July 31, 2019.
MORE ABOUT BUSATTI
Founded in 1842 by a family of merchants, Busatti has a nearly 200-year-old history and is commonly referred to in Italian tradition. The operative creed for Busatti is to produce outstanding linens using natural fibers and patterns echoing Italian history. Busatti’s deep roots in Tuscany as an eighth-generation family business celebrates locations on all five continents and continues to evolve with technological advancements as the future unfolds.
MORE ABOUT JON DE PORTER
Previous to opening Maison Busatti in Toronto, Jon De Porter was the founder and designer of his namesake jewelry line, propelling him to the national spotlight including partnerships with Ogilvy/Holt Renfrew in Montreal, Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay, Indigo.ca and more. Today, the name De Porter still resonates with the most discerning clients as well as industry professionals who value high quality workmanship, the respect of tradition, attention to detail and a keen understanding of understated luxury.
Media release and images provided by Dani Matte, NordströmMatte Public Relations.