In the world of leather goods, the name Serapian is synonymous with excellence in craftsmanship and elegant Milanese design. The Maison was founded in 1928 by Stefano Serapian and since then Serapian’s creations for both men and women have attracted a loyal following of discerning connoisseurs. Entirely crafted in Italy from the most noble leathers and materials, Serapian stands out for its iconic Mosaico craft, refined tonal palette and soft geometric shapes. When Stefano Serapian brought Mosaico to life in 1947, he created a speciality so unique that it would become one of the Maison’s hallmarks. Delicate strips of lamb nappa are meticulously handwoven together by Serapian skilled artisans, creating a geometric, hypnotic effect somewhere between Byzantine mosaics and Japanese origami. Each Mosaico creation is enriched with an inside leather tag signed with the name of the artisan who crafted it.
Balancing tradition and innovation, Serapian remains one of the few Maisons to offer a completely bespoke service. The Bespoke Atelier is housed inside Villa Mozart, a beautiful Art Deco landmark in the heart of Milan, and the experience is guided by Giovanni Nodari Serapian, a third-generation family member. The Serapian Bespoke service is defined by the exceptional and one-of-a-kind creations it has produced. Some notable examples include a hand-painted jewelry box, the interior restoration of the 1930’s Lancia Dilambda ‘Blue Shadow’ and a collaboration with the storied Milanese design firm Azucena on their iconic ‘Catilina’ chair.
Over time, Serapian has assembled the largest collection of Italian leathers in the world with which clients can enjoy endless personalisation. This can be seen in the Mosaico wall: an eye-catching mosaic design piece, intricately made with 1,000 small leather tassels in a kaleidoscope of colour.