Roberto Ugolini

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Two main factors shaped the career of Roberto Ugolini from Florence: the professional family tradition and the passion for beautiful fragrances. Repairing shoes had been the daily... Read more
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Two main factors shaped the career of Roberto Ugolini from Florence: the professional family tradition and the passion for beautiful fragrances.

Repairing shoes had been the daily business of the male family members for several generations, while Roberto Ugolini's mother sold new and mended shoes. Therefore, Roberto grew up in the world of shoes, learning everything there was to know in theory and practice. Ugolini opened his shoe workshop at 25, but he wanted to do more than just repair; he wanted to create. After several attempts, Ugolini was allowed to design his first models in the atelier of shoemaking icon Primo Vessilli, and the family workshops also benefited from Roberto's new skills.

The talented craftsman and designer opened his atelier, where he designed, manufactured, and sold his models and collections. What makes Roberto Ugolini unique is the traditional shoemaking process. From measuring with pen and paper to the first trial models, Ugolini practices everything he learned from numerous masters. That's why the waiting time for a new pair of custom shoes can be several months.

As a perfectionist and passionate fragrance collector, Ugolini's desire for his fragrance collection arose during a meeting with perfumer Herbert Sticker. So Ugolini created fragrances like "Kitten Heel", "Oxford '' and also "17 Rosso", which were based on raspberry, cedarwood, nutmeg, or also vanilla. The flacons from the house of "Roberto Ugolini'' emphasize the high craftsmanship with an embossed label made of leather, and closure made of the finest horn.
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