Due to the ever evolving selection of Match Pewter, we do not have it available to purchase online at this time. Please come into the store, call us or email us and we will be happy to help you find a beautiful piece of heirloom tableware, decorative accent or barware to add to your home.
What you need to know:
When David Reiss founded match in 1995, he single-handedly introduced America to the beauty of Italian pewter. Reiss discovered the possibilities of this rich, warm material, which he describes as having an “old soul”, while traveling through Italy. There, he found family-owned workshops that had been producing pewter for generations. He fondly recalls the owner of one of the workshops, who was known to sell his pewter wares from boxes strapped to the back of his Vespa.
When introduced, it was the only Italian pewter collection available in the United States, and Match was the only American company producing pewter in Italy. Being the first in this category was fortuitous for Reiss, as it gave him the time needed to carefully select the finest workshops to produce his designs. In the years since, the match reach has grown, and is available only in the finest stores in the county. Reiss, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, is the principal designer of the match collection, working in collaboration with the Italian artisans who ultimately hand craft each and every piece. All designs are rooted in classic European forms from the 14th through 19th centuries; many are cast from molds made from original antiques. Pewter, as Reiss quickly discovered, is an elegant chameleon that can effortlessly harmonize with its surroundings, whether casual or formal, traditional or modern.
The incredible versatility of pewter inspired Reiss to expand the offerings of match. The extensive bar collection — a marriage between beautiful Italian pewter and crystal. It included glassware — for wine, whiskey and everything in between — pitchers, decanters, buckets to hold ice as well as champagne, and punch bowls. Adding ceramics to the mix - there’s Convivio, a collection of dinnerware and serving pieces, the curvaceous sister, Viviana, and the latest introduction, Luisa.
Match’s ongoing success is a testament to, yes, the product itself, but also the people, from the artisans who hand make each piece to the staff both here and in Italy. Match has maintained long relationships with the country’s top retailers, and prides itself on adhering to the highest levels of quality, attention to detail, and outstanding personal customer service. As a result, match designs are rarely discontinued, and are destined to be cherished for generations. Each piece of match Italian pewter is an heirloom. Crosell & Co. is proud to offer the largest selection available in Chicago.