Nazareno Gismondi establishes Tecla Varese, an artisan footwear workshop.
Luigi Gismondi, Nazareno’s son, joins his father in the running of the company, which changes its name to Calzaturificio Tecla di Gismondi Nazareno e Luigi.
1975 – 1980
The company becomes Calzaturificio Novarese di Luigi Gismondi and in the space of a few years begins partnerships with international brands.
The company launches Rizzente, a luxury footwear line which ends, however, three years later.
Partnerships with high fashion brands increase through production agreements and production licenses.
The third generation of Gismondis – Andrea, Marilena and Mauro, Luigi’s children – join the company, and Calzaturificio Novarese S.r.l is launched.
The company creates D-S!DE, a line of customizable sports footwear.
The launch of O’Keeffe, a luxury footwear brand combining exquisite craftsmanship and Irish design, with patented Good Year Flex soles.
Samuele Trippetta joins the company as Head of Production.
The company moves to new premises and launches a lean management project in collaboration with VIT Institute.
Embracing change as an opportunity to develop and grow, amid sadness and joy, failure and success. Interpreting market dynamics and adapting to market trends with originality. All thanks to the determination, enthusiasm, respect and sense of responsibility that characterize the whole team at Novarese.
“CHANGING IS RISKY, BUT STANDING STILL IS EVEN RISKIER.”
Production excellence forged by a combination of originality, efficiency and precision.
Taking inspiration from a constantly evolving market ensures maximum creativity in the production of luxury shoes. At the same time, every production process is carefully codified for seamless, uninterrupted production that can be replicated by all the company’s skilled operators.
The principles of Lean Organization inspire and shape the company. Rigorous, carefully structured organization of work allows the company to create order from chaos and fine-tune every type of process. The result is the creation of footwear of outstanding quality that has been satisfying customer requirements for decades.
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