Valentina Tinganelli is a born and raised Icelander with roots in the Italian city Napoli.
The half Icelandic/ half Italian designer grew up with one foot in Napoli,
spending time with her big Italian family.
When it came to choosing schools, the designer went with IED Design and Fashion school in Rome,
where she later graduated with honors, with a Bachelor degree in shoe-and accessories design.
Her final project drew the judge‘s attention, both for the quality of the craftsmanship in her handbags and her chosen theme Icelandic nature and traditions in Italian craftsmanship.
Today, she tries to integrate this theme into all her designs, by in any way connecting each piece of design to Iceland whilst having the item handcrafted in Italy.
The brand Tinganelli Reykjavík stands for high quality craftsmanship.
The products are handmade and not mass produced.
That we follow the fair trade system, pay the right price for each item.
Simplicity in design makes a product timless , timless design is what makes a product classic and last for genorations.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
― Clare Boothe Luce.
EXCELLENCE IN CRAFTSMANSHIP
At each stage of the production process, our craftsman invest all of their expertise in the pursuit of excellence, turning each of our designs into reality.
“Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.”
― Johannes Brahms
RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
We strive to make our product as environmentally friendly as possible without compromising on quality
we do this my using local materials and working with small family run hand-craftsman.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
-Native American Proverb