Tucked within the medieval walls of Montegranaro, Italy, Nazzareno Di Rosa established his shoemaking “laboratory,” Officine Creative, in 1968 with the goal of making innovative, but classical footwear.
Through experimentation with shape, comfort and finish, he developed Officine Creative: a line of artisanal, handmade shoes and boots that push traditional Italian leather making to new heights.
Helmed today by Nazzareno’s sons, Roberto and Luca, Officine Creative continues to push the boundaries of archetypical footwear.
Each pair is put through a “leather time machine,” wherein the shoes undergo over 100 hand-done processes to achieve an authentic, lived-in patina – and the worn-in comfort of a favorite loafer.
Through dedicated testing and research, Roberto and Luca have refined their materials to an absolute purity – deconstructing the designs to make them unexpectedly flexible and lightweight while still maintaining durability.
Each piece-dyed shoe is carefully considered, tanned and oiled to achieve the “glow” inherent to hand-worked leather and the cashmere finish of hand-brushed suede.
Loraine/003 Ignis T. Boot in Nero Black
Ulla Nappah Sandal in Nero Black
Mabelle Braided Loafer in Black Nappa Nero
Mabelle Braided Loafer in Silver Argento Opaco
Cybille Sandal in Guanteria Nero
Leather Cuba Buttero Mule in Nero Black
Ulla 005 Nappah Nebbia Sandal in White
Shevon 007 Woven Rest Sandals in Nero Black