Bonfanti is a family-run company founded in 1945 by Ermogene Bonfanti and his wife Annita. The brand started out as a small artisanal workshop specializing in briefcases and work bags, soon distinguishing itself for the creation of models that could be easily applied to bicycles as a popular means among the workers who worked in the numerous cotton mills in the Olona Valley.
The textile vocation of the area immediately influenced the production orientation of the company; the use of leather and hides in general flanked that of the most varied fabrics to form its distinctive character. Olona canvas, raw linen, and coated fabrics marked the beginning of a long process of selection, experimentation, and specialization that continues to this day.
Sons Angelo and Terenzio joined the company in the 1960s, contributing to its consolidation both on the domestic and foreign market. During the ‘90s, Bonfanti participated in the first international trade fairs, ensuring greater visibility of the brand’s collections and a possibility to new markets. Collaborations with Japan, Korea, and the United States solidified Bonfanti as a serious global player in the world of leather goods. The baton passed into the hands of the third generation, and today the company is managed by Stefano, Andrea, and Anna.
Lombardy is a northern Italian region that is also the leading industrial and agricultural engine of the country. It also boasts the largest population of all the regions in Italy.
Its largest city, Milan, is Italy’s financial and fashion capital. The stunning cities of Brescia, Pavia, and Mantua offer itineraries rich in history, art, and architecture. For nature lovers, Valtellina is the ultimate mountain destination while the stunning Maggiore and Como Lakes are for rest and relaxation.
There are 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the region, including The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. Another must-see Site is the Venetian Walls in the medieval city of Bergamo that date back to 1561.