Oggetti was founded in 1975 by Robert and Nancy Frehling. The Frehlings were already operating Nessa Gaulois in Miami, one of the finest gift, accessory and bridal stores. Their retail exposure made them keenly aware of the preferences of affluent retail customers as well as the needs of the store owner. This has informed their decision-making and product selection for Oggetti, keeping them always up-to-date and market-savvy.
Originally the entire collection was imported from Italy and marketed solely under the "Oggetti" trademark.
In fact, the word "oggetti" means "objects" in Italian and is used to describe accessories for the home. In 1980 Oggetti began a furniture division, using "Tavola" as the trade name under the Oggetti umbrella.
Oggetti Luce is the newest Oggetti division, featuring a range of lighting primarily from Italy. From hot and colorful to cool and elegant, the lamps are hand-crafted with great design and flair and often signed by the artist. While most of the globes are glass, one collection utilizes beautiful bone china and another features mosaic made from resin. Table lamps and torcheres, hanging pendants and ceiling mounts, as well as sconces, offer the lighting customer a wide selection of styles.