Marsèll was founded in 2001 as the expression of a new craft culture. Shoes are the focus of a line of research devoted to pushing the boundaries of tradition, within the counterculture deconstruction movement. An exercise in pure creativity: a sketch is transformed into an accessory through the skilful and intelligent shaping of materials. The objective is the creation of timeless and iconic objects that speak to those unwilling to be bound by a specific genre.
With intimate knowledge of the best raw materials, an eye for balancing different elements, and direct control over production, Marsèll has established its excellence worldwide. The brand’s character is defined by the forms and finishes of its products - contrasting shades, raw cuts, different textures -, all created in the in-house atelier. The use of innovative techniques alongside methods almost lost to memory results in unique nonindustrial objects, original and informal in both look and substance. Every piece is strictly handmade by the expert men and women at the Marsèll workshop in the Riviera del Brenta Area, near Venice, Italy.
Knowledge and creativity are central to the brand’s values and, unsurprisingly, Marsèll has actively supported young artists since it was established, through Marsèlleria, a multidisciplinary exhibition space that has a core role within the brand communication strategy. For over a decade, the non-profit project has produced exhibitions, performances, and different art ventures, honouring the utmost freedom of expression in its authenticity.
Marsèll Paradise, established in 2016, is a new space where the Marsèll codes of identity and communication come together. Conceived as a fluid platform across two levels, it showcases a selection of the Marsèll collection and nurtures different projects; a connector that generates endless dialogue between different disciplines and expressive forms such as art, photography, music, and publishing. An international venue founded on knowledge and the sharing of contemporary culture.