For one thing, can you tell me anything about yourself? How would you define what you do?

I'm a designer.I live and work in Bologna, beloved muse inspiring. I create bags for my brand, Gamberini Bag which is the sum of my studies and of my previous work experiences in the art world. Every day I feel really lucky to be able to do the work that I love. It is what has been conveyed to me and it is what I am advocating with courage and commitment.

Tell me about your idea.

The woman's bag is a very personal and intimate accessory that contains its own world. Every woman is as unique as her style, I wanted to design a bag that was customizable and unique.The cheeses are the innovation of my concept, they manage to dress all my models of bags by managing to give them unique versions. The customer personally chooses the three cheeses, can choose between cheeses made with "fashion" fabrics, with a design signed by an artist or a selection of graphic results from my research activity in archives and libraries. I love to devote part of my job to selecting all that can get me to draw inspiration for new cheers.

Can you talk to me about the production process?Where do you find materials or products?

We collaborate with a handful of artisans in Bologna and surroundings. Everything is very local, by choice of life and ethics. I have a relationship first of all human, as well as professional, with all those who work together with us. The stimulation to innovation and research continues to weld our professional relationships and create a shared environment to test new aesthetic and formal solutions of models and materials. Industry fairs are a source of international comparison. I am lucky to be Italian and I am proud that my product is at 100% hand made in Italy.

​Who is the archetype of the woman Gamberini Bag?

The typical woman Gamberini Bag could be me.A woman to whom she likes simple but wanted products. The woman Gamberini Bag "composes her own bag" by carefully choosing the cheeses, customizing the bag completely, making it unique and suitable for your style. The experience in our store is a sartorial operation that the woman wants to grant herself to give herself a unique fashion item.

Ilenia Gamberini