Couples with an appreciation for handcrafted decor can add the some of best of Italian design to their wish lists with Artemest‘s new wedding registry.
The luxury e-commerce site, which sources furniture, lighting, tableware and accessories made by artisans in Italy, announced the service last month — just in time for wedding season.
Launched after receiving requests from existing customers, the registry offers couples personal shopping support while they make their selections and build customized web pages that display their desired picks. Furthermore, a concierge team can facilitate shipping, group gifts and thank-you note reminders.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, tabletop has been the go-to category for wedding registry users, with cutlery, glassware and serving trays among the popular options, but with more than 20,000 pieces that are available for customization, the possibilities of what couples can source for their homes abound.
We tapped Artemest co-founder Ippolita Rostagno to share details about what led to the launch of the registry.
Why dive into the wedding registry market now?
Being a luxury destination, we felt the market was missing that human touch people really need in such an important moment of their life. Our goal is making every gift truly special and memorable. We received a high number of requests by our already existing customers and wanted to give them the special services they required.
What does the brand have to offer couples that’s different from other stores, retailers and e-commerce sites?
I believe the assortment and the concierge service are key. First of all, all Artemest products can be customized — from tabletop pieces decorated with family initials to home textile and decorative objects. All the products are not only one-of-a-kind pieces of art but can really be customized to meet people requests and dreams.
Any must-have products for nearly-weds to register for on the site?
La Fornasotta’s colorful Murano glasses are one-of-a-kind items that can be found online exclusively on Artemest and are the perfect addition to any dining table. Each piece is fully handmade, using ancient techniques passed down from generation to generation.
For an unforgettable gift that will amaze everyone, we propose the stunning Sterling Silver Penguin Champagne Bottle Holder by Florentine silversmith Fratelli Lisi. Its true-to-life quality is remarkable and makes it the protagonist of exclusive occasions.
Can the registry be integrated to other popular registry wedding sites?
Yes, Artemest catalogue can be integrated with other platforms registries such as Zola. The first couples to get familiar with our site were, indeed, using those third-party platforms. But we wanted to improve the user experience and provide customers with additional services and concierge support.