Square tray, 14" x 14", mother of pearl shell stripe on espresso background
J. Fleet Designs was established by Emily Rubin Persons in 1995. While Emily lived and traveled in Asia for six years, she discovered the beautiful lacquerware products of Vietnam. She was captivated by this amazing, ancient handicraft that the local people were still producing using the same artisan techniques that their ancestors had used for centuries. The opportunity to bring an art that was both beautiful and functional from Asia to America and other western markets was too irresistible for her to pass up. She married the ancient techniques with her updated designs to create beautiful trays, tissue boxes, lotion dispensers and wastebaskets.