1930 in Buti, a tiny town nestled in the Pisan hills, a candle burns and Giuseppe weaves and braids with his worn and wrinkled hands. Chestnut branches turn into baskets. He creates.
1960 the same Tuscan hamlet. A workshop and inspiration. Ilo received an inheritance from his father-in-law in handfuls. No longer baskets but bags. The first collection blooms.
1985 still here, in the place where roots and affection are imbedded in the land. A family business and a great creative spur. Simona e Marisa, the daughters, set up an all-female staff. They embrace the heritage of human values, experience and affection with new dedication and strong will. A name takes shape, KONTESSA. They expand, no longer only bags, but many accessories.
1989 A name takes shape, KONTESSA. They expand, no longer only bags, but many accessories: Kontessa’s total look.
2000 KONTESSA, not only bags and accessories, but more, a style of life that’s never dull.
Today the sisters re-launch and once again challenge the future of their company. Marigroup & Co. Srl holds the ownership of the trademark KONTESSA and entirely produces its collection.