Montblanc has tapped seasoned leather-based items designer Marco Tomasetta as its new artistic director, WWD has realized.
Nicolas Baretzki, Montblanc’s chief government officer, confirmed his appointment in an unique interview and mentioned Tomasetta would assist speed up the model’s transformation right into a “luxurious business-lifestyle maison.”
Tomasetta begins March 1 and can oversee design groups in Hamburg, Germany, for writing devices; Villeret and Le Locle, Switzerland, for timepieces, and Florence, Italy, for leather-based items.
Baretzki described a extra “international artistic imaginative and prescient” and “overarching model themes” moderately than a “silo-ed, class method” for the German luxurious model, which in recent times additionally ventured into private tech with smartwatches, headphones and different digital gadgets.
Tomasetta is to succeed Zaim Kamal, Montblanc’s artistic director since 2013.
An official announcement from Richemont is anticipated as early as right this moment.
A graduate of Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Tomasetta can be primarily based in Paris, however will shuttle round Europe, given Montblanc’s numerous design and manufacturing websites.
The Italian-born designer was most lately artistic design director, males’s and ladies’s leather-based items, at Givenchy, and he has additionally labored at Prada, Chloé and Louis Vuitton, racking up a slew of