Decades of history leave a mark… in a few months we will tell our history through the rooms of our Museum. In the meantime, here are some anticipations for you!
Conceria Stefania was founded in 1944 by Francesco Ramponi, who started to tan leathers independently, after he learnt the trade from a technician and improved his skills working in a tannery in Turbigo.
His sons and grandsons treaded in his footsteps and transformed this small company into a landmark of a leather tanning industry made in Italy.
Our history (that we told you here) is a long one: from the postwar to today by way of the industrial boom, technological progress and today’s innovations, Conceria Stefania has been keeping pace with the times, asserting itself as an excellence appreciated all over the world.
Over the years, Angelo, Dino and Gianmario, sons of Francesco Ramponi, have been collecting dozens of old machines and have been keeping them in mint condition till today.
Guided by the desire to tell our history, we have set up a Museum in order to expose these old machines and explain to the public the leather tanning art and its evolution over time: a space of 4000 square meters to lose yourself in the world of quality handicraft and to discover how one of the oldest industries of the world has changed over the years.
We will present hundreds of machines and tools complimented by information graphics, texts and animations. You will follow the tour itinerary independently or with our guides (on your own, or with a group of people).
You will also find some curiosities: we will expose the little cart (scrupolously preserved) that Francesco Ramponi used at the beginning of his activity to go to the station and buy his first hides to tan!
At the end of the itinerary you will find a selection of a wide assortment of footwear (about 16.000 pairs) created by the famous shoe designer Andrea Pfister and acquired by Conceria Stefania, that have been classified by the students of the Bachelor’s degree in Publishing, Communication Cultures and Fashion of the University of Milan (UNIMI), guided by professors Maria Canella, Emanuela Scarpellini ed Elena Pulcinelli.
You may find a preview of the machines that will be exposed in the Museum on our Pinterest Board.
But if you do not want to spoil the surprise, you will just have to wait till our Museum opens at the end of 2017!