TO KNOW PRATESI LINENS IS TO LOVE THEM. Take that from Federico Pratesi, chairman of generations-old bedding company from Italy that bears his name.
It's printed on gauzy, ultralight cotton voile (the king-size duvet cover weighs a mere 9 ounces). Teams of artisans still hand-draw patterns and sew all the linens in the Tuscan factory as meticulously as their predecessors, when the company was founded in 1905. "Pratesi is love," says Federico.