MAGAZINE March 1st, 2021

MARTIN LUCIANO Galleria&Friends

 

Martin Luciano, a story starting from "jute"

Martin Luciano was born in Padua in 1907 and, at the age of 16, decided to move away in search of fortune. He worked in Genoa for a trader who imported jute from India until he went bankrupt. It was then, in 1938, when he decided to open his workshop in Milan. In 1945 he married Bruna, and gradually, the jute, sacks, and tarpaulins trade developed. The National Railways auctioned off old tarpaulins from wagons, and Luciano bought, cut, and modified them. He took the sacks back from the coffee roasters and equipped the shop with the famous Necchi and Singer sewing machines. The now-empty wooden crates from American aid during the war become the floor, shelves, and counter of the shop, all handmade by Luciano. A specialist glazier prepares the beautiful sign above the door "Everything for workers." It is rubber boots, mackintoshes, jackets, and then clothes that Bruna personally cut and sewed until the great boom of the 1960s with the challenge of jeans.

Today the business is still run by the family: Graziana and Paolo carry on with the same passion.

 
Website @martinluciano.it

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