Stefano Conticelli lives and works at Castel Giorgio near Orvieto, in close contact with the luxuriant nature of the region of Umbria, the land of his birth, where in 2007 as an art designer he founded Bottega Conticelli: a true hothouse of handcrafted masterpieces.
Leather Goods / Shoe-making
Stefano had been attracted since his childhood by the patient work of his uncle, a refined craftsman whose skilled and expert hands created precious pieces that were in demand from the most important collectors of the time. The young Stefano breathed that air and soon developed a talent of his own and an exceptional manual ability.
He is drawn to natural materials like leather, wood, wool, jute and iron: he has learnt all their secrets and how to work them with mastery, turning them into objects that are always original and new. For the ingeniousness and refinement of their execution, his creations, always made by hand and in limited and exclusive runs, are admired and sought after by many collectors and enthusiasts at an international level.
The innovative ideas, sophisticated design, attention to detail and high quality of the materials utilized make the Bottega Conticelli style unmistakable. Its logo, the now celebrated rocking horse, can be found on objects (accessories, household items, bags and pochettes) that are extraordinary in their inventiveness and uniqueness of execution. In addition to coordinating the creative activities of the Bottega, in recent years Stefano has embarked on a more personal line of experimental research, creating unique pieces closely tied to his own feelings about the world. CuloCavallo is one of many imaginative and refined creations that combine the sensibility typical of the artist with the unspoiled and frank instincts of someone who loves the countryside and animals. With this work, crafted entirely by hand in leather, wood and iron over a total of 195 days, Stefano has fully expressed his love for the world of horses and nature.
Particularly original and much appreciated by collectors, the exclusive Vespas and bicycles customized by the Bottega all have elegant and finely handcrafted leather trimmings made to measure for each vehicle, representing the essence of luxury made in Italy.