Arriving at Daniele’s workshop was one of the most surreal and magical experiences of my life. Tucked against the lush, rolling hills of Tuscany, this workshop appears to have escaped from a storybook. In the distance, quaint cottages with rustic wooden fences sit atop the green, grassy knolls. Inside, the workshop is bursting with color, energy, and creativity, as his team of artisans excitedly handcrafts your beloved hand-marbled leather treasures.
To create each trinket, from lipstick cases to journals, the first step is to create a bath of colored dyes. Rich colors are added to a tank of water, and then a large metal comb is run through it to blend the colors and create the desired pattern. Next, each treasure is dipped into the bright bath of color, creating one-of-a-kind pieces. I wish you could all see the wonders for yourself, but this video is the next-best thing!
-Anna, Assistant Marketing Manager- Content
You can shop all of Daniele’s hand-marbled Florentine leather treasures here and watch one of his artisans at work below!