ABOUT THE BRAND
In 1970, eclectic soul of the brand, Wanny Di Filippo, set up his company in the workshop at Palazzo Corsini in the very heart of Florence. Over the years, the company has grown remarkably. Moving from the original artisanal laboratory in Florence, to a larger, modern factory in the countryside. The company has maintained its original style and the traditional, handmade artisanship that is its trademark. To this day, each piece is produced from start to finish in our own factory.
Il Bisonte is known for its exclusive cowhide leather, as it has always been the preferred material of the collection. Thanks to vegetable tanning, a traditional process handed down through generations of Tuscan experts, the ‘vacchetta’ cowhide is transformed into long-lasting material, acquiring unique qualities over time. Tannin is the active ingredient that is mostly found in the trunk of Chestnut trees that, when combined with our exclusive leather cream, allows the skin to become soft, resistant, and to acquire the typical leathery scent. Depending on how the Il Bisonte object is uniquely used, the natural vacchetta will darken over time and gain a highly desirable patina.