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Piero Peroni

Piero Peroni Leatherworker
Monday to Friday 08:30 - 13:30/15:00 - 19:00
+39 055572520
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When creativity is a family affair

  • • Piero works with his sons, Maurizio and Marco
  • • There are 37 steps to produce a single coin case
  • • Fratelli Peroni collaborates with a lot of famous labels

The origins of Fratelli Peroni date back to 1956, when the brothers Piero and Roberto Peroni founded their leather workshop in Florence. Today, Maurizio and Marco, together with their father Piero, are carrying on the tradition of high quality leather products with creativity and innovation. Piero Peroni creates everyday products – wallets, business card holders, coin cases, furnishing, bags, briefcases – using high quality raw materials, like the vegetable tanned calf leather. He takes inspiration from the Florentine artistic heritage, specifically some details of the works of art in the museums. Piero and his sons collaborate with a lot of famous labels, including Fendi – the famous Italian fashion brand – who have chosen Peroni for reinterpreting their iconic bag “Baguette”.

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Tacco coin purse

Tacco coin purse is so called because of its classic shape reminiscent of the heel of a man's shoe. The purse is handmade from vegetable tanned leather according to the Florentine cuoietto technique handed down since the Renaissance. This small coin purse requires no less than 37 steps to be made by hand.

Length 7.2 cm
Width 7 cm
Height 2.5 cm

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Book Bar

This stack of books hide a surprise: the books open to reveal a small compartment with four crystal glasses and a handmade crystal whisky/cognac bottle. The bar book is a uniquely designed handcrafted product made of sheepskin mounted on a wooden core.

Length 17 cm
Width 24.5 cm
Height 20.5 cm

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Desk Set

This set of desk accessories is complete with eyeglass holder, correspondence paper mill, fountain pen holder, notepad, post-it holder, pen holder, notepad, underhand and letter opener. All the items are handcrafted and decorated by hand from vegetable sheepskin tanned leather.

Height 57 cm
Width 48 cm

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Tote Bag

This tote bag is entirely made by hand from vegetable-tanned calfskin leather and is also lined with suede on its interior. The bag is perfect for any occasion and very roomy, it is a long-lasting product with a modern design even though it is made using an old manufacturing technique.

Length 50 cm
Width 30 cm
Height 20 cm

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Rigid Handbag with Cameo

This rigid handbag with a cameo has a unique design that blends modern shapes with a Victorian, old-fashioned style. The interior is covered in suede leather and there is an additional pocket for inserting banknotes, notes or coins. The closure is enriched by a cameo in mother-of-pearl with stones. This small handbag is entirely handmade by the artisans of the Peroni workshop, who use an ancient Renaissance technique.

Length 16.7 cm
Width 10.5 cm
Height 9.7 cm

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