MATERIAL Vegetable-Tanned Leather + fabric liner
COLORS coccinella, tabacco, grigio
The Company was set up in 1986 by Carla Coppari, who had just completed her studies at the Higher State Institute of Industrial Design (ISIA) in Rome, and by Stefano Romani, boasting a hands-on experience in goldsmith’s shops throughout Florence. The combination of old-fashioned “know-how” with contemporary taste has given rise to collections with an extremely distinctive and recognisable character. This has made Majo style unique and inimitable. The Majo brand, unconventional and never commonplace, finds its strength in the uniqueness of leather bags and bijoux that will keep their strong personality over the years. In 1990 came the first active participation in national trade exhibitions, then Majo moved overseas in 1991. These events turned out connections with prestigious groups like Saks NY, Harrods London, Takashimaya NY and Japan, Printemps Paris.
Tradition meets contemporaneity through skillful gestures that give life to craft creations with an authentic Italian taste. Majo owes its name to the giant trip-hammer in the “Società delle Fucine” steel mill, that beating heart of the city that was a metalworking centre of worldwide importance at the beginning of the last century. Just like the sound of the hammer used to beat the rhythm of the day for the whole community, creating a proud sense of belonging. Today a community that wants “to be” more than “to seem” is recognised in the Majo brand. The challenge of the three partners, at a time when other companies were outsourcing their activities, was to track down expert local workers and identify methods traditional to this area as a starting point for a collection with modern and current taste.