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Ornella Pisano of Ercole Home

Ornella Pisano, owner of Ercole Home, is the kind of bohemian character I’ve always wanted to be.  Leaving her native Venice, she made a stop in Key West before landing in New York’s East Village.  She’s been a painter, sculptor, fashion designer and artistic muse.  In 1986 she conceived of turning her fascination with mosaic tile into a business.  Shortly thereafter, ABC Carpet & Home began snapping up her work – and the rest as they say – is history.  I visited her yesterday in her new showroom and atelier on West 26th Street.   She shared with me her vision for the future of her company.

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