Sheridan was founded in Australia by visionary entrepreneur Claudio Alcorso in 1967. As a boy working in the family textile printing business in Italy, Claudio acquired knowledge and a love of textiles. When he migrated to Australia, he brought with him an inherent understanding of the importance of quality as well as his passion for art and beauty. Claudio believed that beauty in art belonged to everyone, everywhere not just on gallery walls or in ornate gold frames. His vision was to 'introduce creative thought and beauty into the everyday things of life'� and his down-to-earth, egalitarian way of thinking that was a perfect fit with the Australian spirit.