Back in 1980, Emissary pioneered the business of importing beautiful handcrafted home accents from villages all over Asia. In 1994, when the U.S. lifted its embargo on Vietnam, the company brought the first shipment of indoor and outdoor ceramics from the South Asian country to Savannah, Georgia. Today, discerning decorators look to Emissary as the authoritative source for items like glazed ceramic planters and garden seats from China and Vietnam. The company also produces a coveted collection of table lamps.
This curated selection of ceramics with an international flair features sculpture inspired by Tang Dynasty art, a pair of guardian lions, and a French-style antique-finish pot. There are drum stools, vases, and lamps, even figures of rams and shells, in both neutral tones and brighter hues ranging from glossy azure to mustard yellow.
Emissary got its start as an importer, bringing traditional Asian ceramic planters to the U.S. Now the company offers a variety of handcrafted earthen products, from graceful jars to garden stools and ceramic vases. Per tradition, special attention is given to glazes; the colors range from earthy neutrals to bolder hues.
Marrakesh’s Moorish architecture and blue-and-white palette inspired this selection of goods by Ortiz, the lighting and furniture designer behind Shine by S.H.O. Standouts include John Robshaw’s Lotus sheet set, with its repeating Alhambra pattern, and the James Mont dining table, featuring a damascene inlay and removable glass top.
Whether you live in a toasty area of the country — or you're in a less-than-balmy zone but preparing for next summer — you'll have it made in the shade with these stylish outdoor accents: portable fireplaces, high-quality umbrellas, sleek seating, and lots more ... all at deep discounts.