Patti Newman is president and owner of PJ Newman Fine Furniture & Interiors. Together with her husband Dan Newman, founded PJ Newman in 1990. Dan and Patti have over 75 years experience in the furniture industry. Prior to starting PJ Newman they were both representatives for high-end furniture manufacturers for 21 years in Texas and Florida. Patti and Dan both started their careers at prestigious retail furniture stores, having experience on both sides of the industry has been an added value to their successful operation!
Patti has been on the Tampa Business Journal’s “Top 100 Women Owned Business” list for the last 10 years. Patti was recently honored to be one of a handful of Baker dealers from the U.S. to be invited to Paris, France for an evening event at the Palace of Versailles. Baker Furniture along with Pierre Frye hosted the exhibition “When Versailles was Furnished in Silver”. The six week exhibition held early this year, brought together objects and major works from all over Europe to evoke Louis XIV’s silver furniture. Renowned Paris designer, Jacques Garcia, who does collections for Baker Furniture was brought in as the artistic director to recreate the silver furnishings that once decorated the court of Louis XIV. The exhibit was held in the State Apartments (which is usually closed to the public) and the Hall of Mirrors. The evening gala was held on January 26th and hosted approximately 700 guests from around the world. It was truly a magical evening, to be driven up to the palace at night for a private affair was a once in a lifetime experience that Patti will cherish forever. Photos of the event may be viewed at BakerFurniture.com.