In 1968, Artisan Giuseppe Lava founded his company in a small apartment in the heart of the city of Bologna. It was from this location that he created his first collection, characterising it with elegance and tasteful design. The collection is continually based on several articles: belts, small leathers, travel articles and briefcases.
Atelier Lava’s creations are known for their beautiful design and careful selection of best-quality materials, which are hand crafted with the help of highly skilled collaborators who specialise in shaping leather. Atelier Lava is known for their outstanding trimmings; the most perfect stitches and famous raw cut. Everything is made in-house at the factory except for the silver accessories, which are handmade in Florence by a craftsman exclusively for the Atelier Lava.
In 2007, Atelier Lava saw a generational shift when Giuseppe retired and left the company in the knowledgeable hands of his employees. As time goes on, the design of Atelier Lava’s pieces has become more modern. What remains the same is a respect for high quality manufacturing; adapting to the necessities of men of elegance in both the world of business and that of travel.
Atelier Lava's production studio in Bologna, Italy.
Atelier Lava's various bag patterns.
Bologna, Italy where Atelier Lava is located.