Campo de’ Fiori
May 26, 2016
Text by Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz
A vital stop when visiting Rome is the Campo de’ Fiori. A rectangular public square just south of the Piazza Navona, Campo de’ Fiori—which translates from the Italian as “field of flowers”—plays host to an open-air market that has sold fresh produce, meat, fish, spices, and flowers since the mid-1800s. It’s a spirited, bustling place whose perimeter is dotted with cafes, restaurants, and a bakery that produces wafer-thin pizzas.
Inspired by this square in Rome, where his family had a home, Robin Norris and his wife, Barbara Bockbrader, have created a line of moss-covered terra-cotta and stone pots and planters that celebrate Rome’s elegance and history.
These containers, along with unique outdoor-furniture and garden accessories, are showcased at Norris and Bockbrader’s Campo de’ Fiori, a shop located in a barn that sits on four acres of land in a small Massachusetts town nestled in the Berkshires.
Norris designs the pots and planters and oversees their production in Mexico, while Bockbrader, a horticulturalist by training, marries plantings to the vessels her husband creates and oversees the gardens that surround the shop.
1815 N. Main Street, Sheffield, Mass.,
(413) 528-1857, campodefiori.com
Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.