Italian label Fontana Milano is a heritage leather goods house with a global reputation. Established in 1915 it is known for quality, luxury and creativity. Hand sewn details and impeccable craftsmanship define every piece from this brand, which is a reliable source for elegant leather goods.
It takes time to make one of Fontana Milano 1915’s ‘A’ bags. The family-run, Milan based luxury leather goods house applies a century’s worth of accumulated expertise to each bag’s meticulous handcrafting. From the careful selection of richly toned hide by the artisan cutters and the elimination of flaws, to the lining with soft nappa leather and the secure final stitching, the rigorously supervised process takes two or three days to complete.
To mark Wallpaper’s 20th anniversary, Wallpaper* creative director Sarah Douglas worked closely with Fontana Milano 1915’s Porta Romana atelier to conceive a bespoke ‘A’ bag. The lower half of the honey-hued one-off has been handpainted in Wallpaper* Blue, the magazine’s signature tone, created in collaboration with British Master papermaker James Cropper.
The Wallpaper* makeover comprises an elegant redressing of a quietly iconic bag.
To read the full story of the creation of Wallpaper* Blue click here.
Source Wallpaper* Magazine · Photography Sam Hofman