Established in 1937 by Giovanni Fontana, the Milanese house of Valextra has long been revered for its precision craftsmanship and innovative design techniques. Garnering an enviable reputation for both its use of exotic materials and international clientele, Valextra famously created bespoke pieces for the likes of Maria Callas, Grace Kelly and the Emir of Kuwait.In the 1950s and ‘60s. Fontana, an avid traveller, would spearhead the creation of future Valextra icons, including the “24h,” the first travel attaché case, and the “Avietta 48h” a steel-frame carry-on bag. Linear, elegant and streamlined, each Valextra piece fuses modern functionality with impeccable quality, melding an architect’s eye with an artist’s heart. Design is in the details, evident in the signature “V” shape cut on the internal compartment of a wallet, or the hand-laquered, shear-cut piped leather lining a handbag.