Lanificio Leo

Lanificio Leo

EMILIO SALVATORE LEO
Soveria Mannelli, Italy

Lanificio Leo is the oldest textile factory in Calabria. Founded in 1873, today, it is a hub of contemporary design. The massive fleet of historical machines is integrated with the latest technologies in a vision that combines the enhancement of heritage and skills of traditional know-how with innovation.
Its international vocation projects it towards the expression of new languages. Lanificio Leo aims to open new possibilities through a manufacturing reality in continuous dialogue with visual arts and the culture of design.

“ Lanificio Leo is an ancient future, a company museum whose management model combines business with the tools of culture. ”

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Unique production techniques

Our products utilise orthogonal weaving with healds on electronic rapier looms and orthogonal jacquard weaving with perforated cardboard on shuttle looms from the 1960s and 1970s. On the other hand, knitting is carried out using a series of small manual machines dating back to the thirties of the twentieth century and using the latest jacquard machines.

Precious and comfortable material

Very precious yarns are preferred, such as extra-fine merino wool, mohair, alpaca, and organic cotton and linen, to enhance extreme softness and generate a great sense of comfort.

Open to the opportunity

Every day at Lanificio Leo, the unique value of the relationship between the made in Italy heritage and the design culture is transformed into a product. The products made in Lanificio Leo are, before being, textile objects expressing the state of the art of the sector. These solid narrative surfaces welcome and interpret the ideas and languages of contemporary designers.

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Every day at Lanificio Leo the unique value of the relationship between the made in Italy heritage and the culture of design is transformed into a product.

The products made in Lanificio Leo are, before being textile objects expressing the state of the art of the state of the art of the sector, real narrative surfaces that welcome and interpret ideas that welcome and interpret the ideas and languages of contemporary designers.