Descends from a long line of Venetian master shoemakers whose clientele has included Tom Hanks, Richard Chamberlain, Isabelle Huppert, Peggy Guggenheim, Marcello Mastroianni, Clara and Susanna Agnelli (of the FIAT Group) and Pope John Paul II, personally served by Simone's father.
Simone is acclaimed for his fresh and innovative products and production techniques. He has been internationally awarded several times, including:
* 2005 First Prize, Desenzano del Garda (one of the most important international master shoemaker competitions), Women's Luxury.
* 2007 Gold Medal, Wiesbaden - Germany (international competition), Men's Footwear Luxury.
*2007 Bronze Medal, Wiesbaden - Germany, Women's Footwear Luxury.
* Certificate of Recognition, Confederation of Artisans of the Veneto, for valorizing the Italian traditional shoemakers' art at Wiesbaden - Germany.