Master Simone Segalin

Master Simone Segalin

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Descending from a multiple generations of Master Shoemakers, Simone's family have had very famous customers. Can be mentioned Isabelle Huppert in the period when she was shooting a movie in Venice with Laurence Olivier, Marcello Mastroianni (in "La Dolce Vita") , Richard Chamberlain (in the "Thorn Birds"), Rita Wilson (wife of Tom Hanks), Clara and Susanna Agnelli (the family owning the FIAT group) and last, but perhaps most important, Pope John Paul II (Karol Joseph Wojtyla). Master Sergio Segalin, Simone's father, had the honor of personally lead to Pope John Paul II in the Vatican in 2001. The piece of art that Master Sergio Segalin led were two pairs of shoes in soft suede with one covered with lace of Burano.

Master Simone Segalin distinguished himself in the Shoemaker World for his fresh and innovative products and production techniques, giving him the chance to award the first prize in the Women Luxury category in 2005 - Desenzano del Garda (recognized as one of the most important International Master Shoemakers competition).

Master Simone participated to other international competitions such as the one in 2007 in Wiesbaden - Germany winning the gold medal in the luxury category for men's footwear and two bronze medals in the category luxury Men and Women. At the same time Somone has received from the “ ConfartigianatoVeneto” (Confederation of Artisan ruled by Government) an important certificate of recognition for having valorized the Italian traditional shoemakers art in the international competition of Wiesbaden - Germany.

Following these awards Master Simone decided to introduce new technology in his production activities, leveraging the Italian Shoemakers Business its business to a new frontier. In 2009 he decided to take an important part in an announcement for the artisan innovation promoted by the Veneto Region (the Regional Government). He succeded to be awarded for innovation and to receive some funding for start his innovative and revolutionary project.

Today, thanks to these new technology and such Italian Master Shoemaker sinergy, a customer can enter in a shop in any part of the world, equipped with such special 3D footscan and order the traditional production of a beautiful pair of shoes from "real" Italian Master Craftsman Made totally in Italy. This system enable today to reduce the distances between a small artisan and the international customer who appreciates the art of traditional Italian shoes.

Morevoer Master Simone started in 2013 to operate as a Shoemaker teacher in courses (awarded by Government) of professional trainings for future Master Shoemakers, blending tradition and technology with innovative processes and devices such as the foot scanner and the foot digitalization. The perfect marriage between the past and the future.

Master Simone Segalin is today one of the founders of "Italian Cobblers".

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