Sheridan was founded in 1967 by visionary entrepreneur Claudio Alcorso. As a boy working in the family textile printing business in Italy, Claudio acquired an extensive knowledge of textiles. When he migrated to Australia, he brought an understanding of the importance of quality and a passion for art and beauty. Claudio believed that art belonged everywhere, not just on gallery walls.
Claudio was passionate about Australian art and culture and his contributions helped to shape modern-day Australia. Whether it was collaborating with renowned artists in the 1940’s, becoming a founding member of the Australian Opera or helping to pioneer Tasmania’s wine industry, Claudio was a key contributer to the history of this country.
Seeing a fresh, vital beauty in Australia, Claudio sought to bring art into the home, combining the inspirational with everyday living. His vision was to “introduce creative thought and beauty into the everyday things of life.” That vision still holds true for Sheridan today, guiding us in everything we do.