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Fortuny Furniture

Italian

Spanish fashion designer Mariano Fortuny was a true artist who worked with beautiful fabrics as his medium of choice. Although he showed talent in painting, sculpting, photography and architecture at an early age, fashion was where he really shined.

Fortuny was an innovator in the world of textile design, he drew on classical Greek tunics for his rich and interesting garments and worked with a revolutionary system for creating pleats. He designed a range of clothing for his couture house, and today, vintage Fortuny evening gowns, gemstone-colored day dressescoats and accessories like drawstring bags are known for their fine craftsmanship and signature elegance.

Fortuny was born Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo in 1871 in Granada, into a family of artists. His father died when Fortuny was only three years old, and his mother moved the family to Paris. As a child, Fortuny was fond of experimenting and figuring out how things worked. He even dyed pieces of fabric from his family's textile collection, which had been amassed from shops around Europe.

In 1889, the family moved again, this time to Venice. Here, Fortuny found inspiration in the past, which would influence his future designs. Not long after, the young Fortuny set off to travel the continent. In 1897, he visited Paris and fell in love with a dressmaker named Henriette Negrin. She became his muse, his wife and his creative partner — Negrin worked with Fortuny on clothing designs and fabrics — and the two settled in the French capital.

A lifelong inventor, Fortuny began patenting his creations in 1901. By 1934, he had registered more than 20 patents. At the same time, his fashion career was taking off. In 1907, he designed the Delphos gown with Negrin, which French novelist and essayist Marcel Proust described as "faithfully antique but markedly original." Fortuny had worked from his home until 1922 when increased demand required large-scale production. He opened a factory in Venice, where due to the scarcity of silk, he began experimenting with cotton. 

In 1927, New York interior designer Elsie McNeill traveled to Paris to meet Fortuny and became his exclusive American distributor. She returned to the United States and introduced Fortuny's designs to New World audiences. Shops opened in Paris, New York and London. Toward the end of the 1930s, Fortuny returned to painting and stepped away from the busy fashion industry.

After Fortuny passed away in 1949, McNeill took over the label and continued running it until 1988, when it was purchased by the Riad family, who remain at the helm of Fortuny today.

On 1stDibs, find vintage Fortuny clothing and accessories.

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Creator: Fortuny
Pair of Fortuny Fabric Cushions in the Ashanti Pattern
By Fortuny
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Fortuny fabric cushions in the Ashanti pattern, gold and silver color way with silk edging. Gold wool fabric with brushed texture backing. The pattern, a Geometric design w...
Category

2010s American Tribal Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Down, Feathers, Fabric, Silk

Fortuny Fabric Cushion in the Glicine Pattern, Newly Made with Vintage Fabric
By Fortuny
Located in New York, NY
A rectangular Fortuny cushion in the Glicine pattern. All our Fortuny are newly made, using beautiful, never used vintage Fortuny fabric. This cushion features a silk bias edging and...
Category

2010s American Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Silk, Down, Feathers

Single Fortuny Fabric Cushion in a Neoclassical Pattern
By Fortuny
Located in New York, NY
A Fortuny silk pillow cushion in metallic blue and silver fabric depicting a neoclassical design with a draped garland motif, with braided trim and woven back. 50 down/50 feather in...
Category

2010s American Neoclassical Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Cotton, Silk, Down, Feathers

Fortuny Fabric Cushion in the Impero Pattern
By Fortuny
Located in New York, NY
A Fortuny fabric cushion in the Impero pattern, copper and silvery gold color way with silk blend backing material and taffeta edging, the pattern, a 19th century French design with ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary North American Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Silk

Pair of Fortuny Fabric Cushions in the Glicine Pattern
By Fortuny
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful pair of Fortuny Fabric cushions in a light blue and gold colorway. Featuring bias edging and matching, light gold backing. The pattern is a 17th century Italian design wi...
Category

2010s American Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Down, Feathers

Pair of Fortuny Fabric Cushions in the Peruviano Pattern
By Fortuny
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Fortuny fabric cushions in the Peruviano Inca pattern, with lovely cream and silver color way. Featuring a silk bias edging and backing with cream colored woven fabric. ...
Category

2010s American Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Silk, Down, Feathers

Pair of Fortuny Fabric Cushions in the Glicine Pattern
By Fortuny
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Fortuny fabric cushions with bias edging and gold silk backing. Featuring a gorgeous blue and gold colorway. The pattern is a 17th century Italian design with wisteria moti...
Category

2010s American Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Silk, Down, Feathers

Pair of Fortuny Fabric Cushions in the Demedici Pattern, Green and Silvery Gold
By David Duncan, Fortuny
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Fortuny fabric cushions in the Demedici pattern, silvery gold ground with green colorway, bias silk edge and silk blend backing, the pattern, a 17th century Italian design ...
Category

2010s American Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Silk

Pair of Fortuny Fabric Cushions in the Glicine Pattern in Gold and Blue-Green
By Fortuny
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Fortuny fabric cushions with bias edging and gold silk backing. Featuring a gorgeous blue-green and gold colorway. The pattern is a 17th century Italian design with wisteri...
Category

2010s American Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Silk, Down, Feathers

Pair of Fortuny Fabric Cushions in the Ashanti Pattern
By Fortuny
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Fortuny fabric cushions in the Ashanti pattern, burnt apricot and silvery gold color way with silk edging. Wool fabric with brushed texture backing. The pattern, a Geometric design with African tribal motif. 50 down/50 feather insert. Newly made, but using wonderful vintage Venetian...
Category

2010s American Tribal Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Wool, Silk, Down, Feathers

Pair of Fortuny Fabric Cushions in the Peruviano Pattern
By Fortuny
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Fortuny fabric cushions in the Peruviano pattern, tan and silvery gold color way with silk bias edging and gold silk backing material, the pattern, a Peruvian inspired desi...
Category

2010s American Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Silk, Down, Feathers

Pair of Fortuny Fabric Cushions in the Demedici Pattern, Blue and Silvery Gold
By Fortuny
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Fortuny fabric cushions in the Demedici pattern, silvery gold and blue colorway, bias silk edge and gold silk blend backing, the pattern, a 17th century Italian design name...
Category

2010s American Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Cotton, Silk, Down, Feathers

Pair of Mitered Fortuny Fabric Cushions in the Puimette Pattern
By Fortuny
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Fortuny fabric mitered cushions in the Puimette pattern, shell pink, powder blue and gold color way with silk bias edging. Backing features light blue wool fabric with brus...
Category

2010s American Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Wool, Silk, Down, Feathers

Pair of Fortuny Fabric Cushions in the Mazzarino Print in Tan and Rust
By Fortuny
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Fortuny fabric cushions in the Mazzarino print, rust and tan colorway with striped bias edging and tan backing. The Mazzarino the pattern is a 17th century French design named after Cardinal...
Category

2010s American Baroque Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Cotton, Silk, Down, Feathers

Pair of Fortuny Fabric Cushions in the Irani Pattern
By Fortuny
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Fortuny fabric cushions in the Irani pattern, poppy colored with gold Thai silk backing and matching silk bias edging. The pattern is based on a 17...
Category

2010s American Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Feathers, Cotton, Silk, Down

Pair of Fortuny Fabric Cushions in the Louis XIII Style Delfino Pattern
By Fortuny
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Fortuny fabric cushions in the Delfino pattern, aquamarine and gold color way with silk bias edging, the pattern, a 17th century French design in the Louis XIII style. Newl...
Category

2010s Louis XIII Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Silk, Down, Feathers

Pair of Fortuny Fabric Cushions in the Granada Pattern
By Fortuny
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Fortuny fabric cushions in the Granada pattern, featuring a lovely gold and silvery gold colorway. The details of these cushions are exquisite: each cushion has silk bias e...
Category

2010s American Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Silk, Down, Feathers

Pair of Brown Fortuny Fabric Cushions in the Orsini Pattern by David Duncan
By Fortuny
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Fortuny fabric cushions in the Orsini pattern. Featuring a gorgeous brown and beige colorway, the Orsini pattern is a 17th century Italian design named for one of the most princely families in medieval Italy...
Category

2010s American Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Silk, Down, Feathers

Pair of Mitered Fortuny Fabric Cushions in the Malmaison Pattern by David Duncan
By Fortuny
Located in New York, NY
A pair of mitered Fortuny fabric cushions in the Malmaison pattern in tan beige and gold. Silk blend backing material and silk bias edging, brown and gold color way with tan stripe motif. The pattern is named after the former residence of the Empress Josephine de Beauharnais...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Fabric

Pair of Mitered Fortuny Fabric Cushions in the Malmaison Pattern
By Fortuny
Located in New York, NY
A pair of mitered Fortuny fabric cushions in the Malmaison pattern in tan brown and gold. Silk blend backing material and silk bias edging, brown and gold color way with tan stripe m...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Fabric

Studio Venetia floor lamp in silk, amber, bronze and fabric c 1970 by Fortuny.
By Fortuny
Located in Rio De Janeiro, RJ
Incredible floor lamp by STUDIO VENETIA by FORTUNY in silk, bronze, amber and fabric circa 1970.
Category

1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Fortuny Red and Silver Silk Velvet Pillows
By Fortuny
Located in Toronto, ON
A pair of vibrant and cheerful fortuny red and silver silk velvet pillows. Entirely down filled and made in Venice.
Category

2010s Italian Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Velvet

Soft and Tactile Hand Dyed Fortuny Silk Velvet in Teal - 2.25 yards
By Fortuny
Located in Morristown, NJ
21st century hand dyed Fortuny silk velour velvet fabric in a rich teal color. This is a sumptuous and tactile velvet fabric. In the early 20th century, the velvet Fortuny used was a very light silk velvet that he imported from France and came in its raw state of white or slightly creamy. The whole process from raw materials to the final result depended on Fortuny. He produced the dyes, the colors, the blocks or stencils and the machines. Fortuny velvet...
Category

Early 2000s Italian Modern Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Silk, Velvet

Burnt Orange and Beige Fortuny Fabric Trim
By Fortuny
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Burnt orange and beige Fortuny fabric trim. Size:4"H x 49"L (one size is 4" x 24"L other size is 2.5"H x 25"L) Please refer to images for textile details.
Category

1980s Italian Bohemian Vintage Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Cotton

Venetian Fortuny Piumette Fabric in Warm French Brown and Gold
By Fortuny
Located in Morristown, NJ
21st c. print run of Fortuny fabric; Piumette, Italian for feathers, is a small-scale geometric motif of fanned-out feathers. The Persian-inspired design lauding freedom and transcen...
Category

Early 2000s Italian Modern Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Cotton

Venetian Fortuny Richilieu Fabric in Aquamarine and Silvery Gold, 2.4 Yards
By Fortuny
Located in Morristown, NJ
21st c. print run of Fortuny Richilieu fabric in aquamarine with a silvery gold texture. Playful in design, Richilieu portrays a fascinating tale of 17th-century Europe through the s...
Category

Early 2000s Italian Modern Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Cotton

Venetian Fortuny Piumette Fabric in Pink, Aquamarine and Gold - 4.5 yards
By Fortuny
Located in Morristown, NJ
21st century Print run of Fortuny fabric; Piumette, Italian for feathers, is a small-scale geometric motif of fanned-out feathers. The Persian-inspired design lauding freedom and tra...
Category

Early 2000s Italian Modern Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Cotton

Venetian Fortuny Impero Fabric in Copper and Silvery Gold
By Fortuny
Located in Morristown, NJ
21st century Print run of Fortuny Impero fabric; stately and grand with a touch of Imperial Roman ostentatiousness, Impero is an orderly and idealized d...
Category

Early 2000s Italian Greco Roman Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Cotton

Orange and Silver Fortuny Fabric Trims
By Fortuny
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Orange and silver Fortuny Fabric Trims. Top: 3.5"H x 22.5"L Last: 3.5"H x 76"L Please refer to all images for trim details. Ideal for pillows or furniture upholstery.
Category

1980s Italian Bohemian Vintage Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Cotton

Venetian Fortuny Canestrelli Fabric in Ivory and Silvery Gold, 5.25 Yards
By Fortuny
Located in Morristown, NJ
21st c. print run of Fortuny Canestrelli fabric in ivory with a silvery gold texture. The delicate, geometric shell pattern is as playful as it is sophisticated, with the versatility...
Category

Early 2000s Italian Modern Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Cotton

Venetian Fortuny Persiano Fabric in White on White, 2 Yards
By Fortuny
Located in Morristown, NJ
21st century print run of Fortuny Persiano fabric in white on white. The dense decoration, geometric layout, and elegant and harmonious Persian art style inspired many of Mariano For...
Category

Early 2000s Italian Modern Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Cotton

Rare Fortuny Silk Velvet in Warm French Brown, Stenciled with Pigmented Gold
By Fortuny
Located in Morristown, NJ
Hand dyed and stamped Fortuny silk velvet fabric in warm french brown and pigmented gold. This is a truly magnificent hand stamped velvet damask fabric. This fabric is hand made using hand dyed velvet...
Category

Early 2000s Italian Rococo Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Gold

Venetian Fortuny Malmaison Fabric in String and Gold Stripes on Ivory, 28 Yards
By Fortuny
Located in Morristown, NJ
21st c. print run of Fortuny Malmaison fabric in string and gold stripes on ivory. The Chateau Malmaison, a once derelict estate on Paris’s outskirts, was Josephine Bonaparte’s great...
Category

Early 2000s Italian Modern Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Cotton

Fortuny Gold Color Down Toss Pillow With Gold Velvet Back
By Fortuny
Located in Lake Worth Beach, FL
Fantastic Fortuny Gold Color Down Toss Pillow with Gold Velvet Backs. We have 8 available. Add some Glam to your Home.
Category

2010s Other Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Cotton, Velvet

Vintage Regency Fortuny Brocade Throw Pillows, Set of Two
By Fortuny
Located in west palm beach, FL
A fabulous pair of vintage Regency throw pillows. Made with the iconic Fortuny flier de lys brocade. Acquired from a Palm Beach estate.
Category

Late 20th Century American Regency Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Fabric

Burnt Orange and Green Fortuny Fabric Trim
By Fortuny
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Burnt orange and green fortuny fabric trim Set of '4' pieces Please refer to images for textile details. Sizes: #1 2.25"H x 17.5"L #2 2.50"H x 137"L #3 2.5"H x 17"L #4 2.25"H ...
Category

1980s Italian Bohemian Vintage Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Cotton

Fortuny Down Filled Silk Velvet Throw Pillow
By Fortuny
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Vintage Fortuny down filled silk velvet throw pillow. With Gold Metallic Trim. Additional information: Materials: Silk, Velvet Color: Purple Designer: Fortuny Period: 2000 - 2...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Renaissance Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Silk

Pair of Fortuny Black and Gold Silk Velvet Pillows
By Fortuny
Located in Toronto, ON
A pair of dramatic Fortuny black and gold silk velvet pillows. Filled with Canadian goose down and feather. Made in Venice.
Category

2010s Italian Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Silk, Velvet

Fortuny Upholstered Antique Chinese Chippendale Designer Chair
By Fortuny
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Priced each! Fortuny upholstered antique Chinese chippendale designer chair Additional information: Materials: cotton, mahogany Colo...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Chinese Chippendale Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Mahogany

A. Rudin Upholstered Chaise Lounge Sofa with Fortuny Throw Pillows
By A. Rudin, Fortuny
Located in Forney, TX
A fine contemporary A. Rudin chaise lounge sofa, in grey upholstery, with elegantly rolled back and single arm, down and foam filled seat cushion, rising on tapered wood block feet, ...
Category

Late 20th Century American Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

A. Rudin Upholstered Chaise Lounge Sofa with Fortuny Throw Pillows
By A. Rudin, Fortuny
Located in Forney, TX
A fine contemporary A. Rudin chaise lounge sofa, in grey upholstery, with rolled back and single arm, down and foam filled seat cushion, rising on tapered wood block feet, accompanie...
Category

Late 20th Century American Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Louis XVI Gilt Settee Loveseat Sofa with Fortuny Fabric
By Fortuny
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional gilt settee with Fortuny fabric upholstery. We believe the frame is period Louis XVI, but we are not experts in this period. This example is in excellent condition, clean...
Category

18th Century French Louis XVI Antique Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Giltwood

Pair of Fortuny Fabric Cushions in the Edera Pattern, New and in Stock
By Fortuny
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Fortuny fabric cushions in the Edera pattern, featuring pale pink and silver pattern. The lovely cushions showcase a linen welt trim and silver striped linen on the back. The Fortuny pattern is a 19th century Spanish design featuring an ivy leaf motif. Each cushion has a 50 percent down, 50 percent feather insert. Cushions are newly made, using vintage Fortuny fabric that is circa 1950. Founded in 1989, David Duncan is a trusted design resource for custom and ready-made luxury lighting...
Category

2010s North American Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Silk, Down, Feathers

Fortuny Classic Damask Printed Cotton Drapery Panels, Set of 8
By Fortuny
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of eight (8) Classic damask printed cotton panels with pleated tops by Fortuny. Lining is ivory, made in the 20th century. The width at the top is 36"...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Damask

Vintage Fortuny "Ashanti" Pillow
By Fortuny
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A single pillow newly made from 1980's vintage Fortuny fabric in the "Ashanti" pattern. Gold on ivory cotton fabric with Samuel & Sons trim, backed with ivory cotton velvet. Hand clo...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Down, Feathers, Velvet

Vintage Fortuny Pillow
By Fortuny
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage Fortuny Cuzco Pillow in black, tan, and silvery gold.
Category

20th Century Italian Fortuny Furniture

Antique Chaise Lounge Upholstered in Fortuny Fabric with a Carved Wood Frame
By Fortuny
Located in Miami, FL
Antique chaise lounge upholstered in Fortuny fabric with a carved wood frame Offered for sale is an elegant antique carved wood chaise lounge...
Category

19th Century Antique Fortuny Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Fortuny furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Fortuny furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of velvet and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Fortuny furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Fortuny were created in the mid-century modern style in italy during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Naomi Clark, Ben Seibel, and Maki Yamamoto. Prices for Fortuny furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at £781 and can go as high as £941, while a piece like these, on average, fetch £861.
Questions About Fortuny Furniture
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    Founded in 1922, Mariano Fortuny’s designs are handcrafted on the island of Giudecca, in Venice, Italy. Fortuny is famous for its pleated dresses, and for its technique of pleating, which has never been revealed. On 1stDibs, find a collection of Fortuny pieces from some of the world’s top sellers.

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