14318 Thu, 04/24/2008 - 12:01pm
NEW YORK–Portico Home & Spa has named Jodi Riviera chief creative director.
In this newly created position, Riviera will define the Portico brand’s esthetic and determine the application of this vision to the brand’s environmental commitment. Portico—which manufactures home textiles, furniture and housewares—has centered the positioning of its brand on creating environmentally responsible merchandise. Riviera reports to Gregg Haft, the company’s president, and Charles Schlang, chief executive officer.
Riviera has been operating her own business, Jodi Riviera Inc., designing high-end products for a variety of companies including Crate & Barrel and Williams-Sonoma, and is continuing in this work. A Portico statement credited her with the development of the Favorite Things brand of bed linens, bath linens, table linens, kitchen textiles, dinnerware and seasonal products.