It was from Tuscany's Bagni di Lucca, a small picturesque village that Eneri Prosperi emigrated to the U.S. more than sixty years ago to pursue his dreams; HENRI Studio.
A sculptor in cast stone and marble, Prosperi brought his rich heritage of old world artistry to America and began his dream in the basement of his home near Chicago, Illinois. Prosperi's vision and ingenuity was captured early on as he developed a method of combining traditional sculpting techniques with stone casting technology. As these techniques grew it enabled him to produce durable, artisan quality statuary and cast stone creations to offer customers throughout the world.
In 2006, HENRI was acquired by L.R. Nelson Corporation, a company that has manufactured watering products for nearly a century. L.R. Nelson is committed to the continued excellence of HENRI Studio, providing business and support resources that will enable renewed growth and generate further results.
The complementary proficiencies of these two companies have already inspired new product categories for HENRI, including: outdoor living, watering products,and a future in water gardening.
HENRI's distribution center is a 125,000-square-foot facility in Wauconda, Illinois. From here the company designs, produces, and ships its statuary and garden decor products. HENRI'S partners are an extensive network of nurseries, garden centers, contractors, architects, and landscape designers. Relationships with these partners have a history of 30 or more years. HENRI'S intent is to continue this commitment to the independent market.
As HENRI Studio enters a new phase, you can look forward to continued creativity, continued quality, and enduring beauty—a tradition of excellence handed down from its founder so many years ago.