Tuscan Designs




Tables & Mirrors






Customer Testimonials

"My wife and I were in your store the day after Thanksgiving; we bought some ceramic pieces (a few of which we plan to give as gifts) and a lovely end table with Tassi tiles in it.  You wrapped the table top carefully for our trip back to New York and treated us with holiday spirit.

I just wanted to write a quick note to tell you how delighted we are with the table as well as with the way you treat us each time we come in.  I also wanted to tell you that we have finally chosen a spot for the table.  It is now in one of the most trafficked locations in our house -- specifically so that we can look at it each time we pass by."


New York

"Tuscan Designs is full of unique and beautiful pieces. Mike fills his shop with gorgeous Italian ceramics that you won't find anywhere else and he charges reasonable and affordable prices. He's always bringing in new stuff and his tables and mirrors are lovingly handcrafted using stunning tiles that he finds in his travels. 

I do lots of holiday and birthday shopping in his store. It's great to be able to afford beautiful Italian ceramics that are decorative and functional. Each piece is a work of art and makes a memorable present, for me, or someone else.  Thanks, Mike!"



"I was totally delighted with my experience with Tuscan Designs.  I envisioned a special coffee table and Mike designed one that complemented my space and matched my taste.  He worked with the artist in Italy to design a gorgeous sunflowers and lemons panel and asked for my approval before the tiles were shipped.  Everyone who visits my home comments on my gorgeous table.  It is the focal point of the room.  Mike's goal was my 100% satisfaction."



"We were delighted to happen upon Tuscan Designs one day in 2008. We were looking for a small kitchen table and side table and found the hand painted tiles from Tuscany and the craftsmanship of the tables superb. While we found exactly what we wanted for a kitchen table on display in the store, we designed the side table with Michael Kaplan, the owner and master craftsman. The price was reasonable, less than we would have spent for machine made tables. Our tables have received rave compliments. In addition, we have bought several hand painted ceramic pieces both for wall display and use. When friends visit, we often stop at Tuscan Designs because the items cannot be found elsewhere."

Eric & Monica


"My husband and I have been waiting to purchase the right table for our kitchen for years.  We stumbled upon Tuscan Designs by chance and knew we had finally found the place to buy our table.  We ordered a custom solid cherry wood table with original Italian tile for our kitchen.  Mike helped us choose the right dimensions given our limited space as well as the best pattern to match our kitchen’s backsplash.  The table was reasonably priced and ready earlier than promised.  It is absolutely beautiful and truly a one of a kind piece (including the matching ceramic pitchers we purchased when we picked up the table).  I am so happy to have found Tuscan Designs and I look forward to buying from Mike again in the future.  It is so nice to find someone who takes pride in their work and offers custom made pieces the old fashioned way."

Lauren & Billy R.

New Jersey

“I was so delighted to find the Tuscan Designs shop in Rockport.  I was looking for an affordable unique piece of art work in Rockport.  I was able to find a beautiful Italian landscape on a ceramic plate.  My kitchen has limited wall space, so this plate displayed on a corner countertop serves as a beautiful painting.  It is a lovely addition to my home.”



"It was so nice spending time with you in your wonderland of the Finest Italian Ceramics...ever!  And being 100% Italian myself I appreciate the qualities of fine craftmanship and superior designs!  We received our amazing pieces in perfect condition!  I can not wait to make my sauce & use the pitcher and cheese bowl !!!  I also visited your gorgeous website and it made my mouth water & my heart ache for home!  I am already looking at our next purchases to add to our Vinci Ricco collection! They have been proudly featured on the mantle since they arrived!  Thank you for having REALLY good taste in selecting such gorgeous styles to choose from, which made me take ALL of your time in selecting the final style that is absolutely "Primo Bella"!!!  Grazie...Millione Grazie!!!"

Christina & Cami