Valextra Index: Codes, Values, Icons, History | Valextra
The "Compasso d'Oro" Award
Il riconoscimento più prezioso per Valextra, il Compasso d'Oro del 1954, assegnato alla nostra borsa Ventiquattrore, che ancora oggi è simbolo di vera e propria innovazione.
Born of Milan, observed in Milan and inspired in Milan; Valextra is a reflection of its hometown in all its sobreity and splendour.
The art of creating objects of desire through an architectural lens paves way for our unique concept.
The stimulus behind our leather goods that have been engineered to complement each everyday movement and gesture.
The Iside: fusing elegance and ergonomy, sobriety and splendour, it is a bag born of Milan and denotes our commitment to urban craft.
The single-most distinctive identifyer of a Valextra piece: these black lacquered edges emphasis structure, silhouette and the skill behind each of our leather goods.
Awl, Curved Detailer
Perfect precision: these tools are crucial in the appication of our handpainted Inchiostro lines on all our leather goods.
Pure and timely elegance: Valextra's signature hue, Pergamena White, is named after the Italian word for "parchment".
Named after the Italian words for "a thousand dots", our Millepunte calf skin has a multidimensional appearance that is both durable and distinctive.
Denoting Valextra's moniker as well as our exquisite attention to detail, the V-cutout is both aesthetic signature and functional element on all our pockets and handbags.
Ever-intricate techniques and treatments of our signature Millepunte calf skin are made even more multidimensional with our leather intarsia.
The Twist Lock
The Iside twist lock combines engineering and elegance - and is ever evolving with our limited editions.
Our embossed foiled codes - ever evolving and expanding - are unique to each handbag and the artisan who made it.
Our signature foiled code is emossed on our leather goods along with our name and another denoting we are proudly Made in Italy using these three brass stamps.
Valextra's artisans are central to our engineering process, using time-honed tools alongside cutting-edge machinery to make all our leather goods completely unique.
A Paper Pattern
Where the process starts: a paper pattern for our icon of urban craft, the Iside handbag and its many desirable limited editions.
The "Sherlock Holmes" Lock
Our Sherlock Holmes lock, complete with its discreet dials, combines complex engineering with elegance, while keeping items secure.
The "Extra" in Valextra
What's in a name? Ours combines the Italian word for "suitcase", a symbol of our exquisite leather goods, and always giving a little "extra".
An Industrial Patent
Preserved with pride: Valextra's patents are a mark of both approval and esteem; a constant reminder of our commitment to innovation.
Piazza San Babila
Where it all started. The location of Valextra's original Milan boutique is where the art of observation started.