Louis Renzo is the proud CEO and owner of America’s legendary decorative fabrics house, Scalamandre. Since taking over the company back in 2009, Renzo has successfully reinvigorated the company.
Prior to taking over Scalamandre, Louis Renzo was the CEO of CDC Systems, the largest and most trusted transport and cash management company in the US. In 2010, after merely a year of spearheading Scalamandre, Louis Renzo managed to turn the company around, growing sales by 25%. Apart from “going back to the basics” Renzo has reached into the depths of the company’s archives to reintroduce some of its vintage prints with a focus on bright, gorgeous fabrics. Renzo has been at the forefront of the company’s initiative to expand its line of fabrics suitable for the elements outside, in addition to marketing a number of fabrics at a lower price point than it’s had before.
Scalamandré—as it is now and always has been—is a symbol for high style and terrific textiles.
Renowned for its incomparable quality, taste, and style, Scalamandré is America’s most beloved design institution. Scalamandré’s name has become synonymous with the manufacture of the finest quality fabrics, trims, wallcovering and furnishings in America. In early 2017, Scalamandré merged with Stark Fabric, operating under the Scalamandré name. In addition to continuing its eponymous brand, Scalamandré has also added to it’s family the prestigious Old World Weavers and Grey Watkins brands, as well as Boris Kroll.
Scalamandre has long been a destination for connoisseurs of classic design. Even those not inside the design world recognize the incredible heritage fabrics. Founded in 1929, Scalamandre is best known for its part in the Kennedy White House, The Grand Curtain at the Metropolitan Opera House and countless historic restorations. Since inception, Scalamandre has manufactured the finest, most luxurious crafted mill, based fabrics, trimmings, and wallpapers. Scalamandre proudly represents an array of renowned brands from around the world, which features a diversity of products and style. Scalamdre textiles have been used in more than 1,000 historical restorations including the White House and William Randolph Hearst’s castle in San Simeon, California. Over the course of the years, Scalamandre has received several design awards including the Gordon Gray Awar for Achievement in Preservation from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Thomas Jefferson Award granted by the American Society of Interior Designers.
Louis Renzo has committed himself to resurrect Scalamandre from financial exhaustion and preserve the company legacy. Scalamdre continues to showcase its iconic designs today, as well as exciting new introductions that reflect the most current design and color trends in modern interiors. Scalamandre is now and always has been—is a symbol for high style and terrific textiles, and Louis Renzo intends to keep it that way.