Giuseppe Zanotti’s design process centers around sketching each design by hand. But none of these drawings are complete without his distinctive signature, inscribed with a flourish in the heat of the creative moment. The same signature is visible on the final product, and over the 20 years since the foundation of Giuseppe Zanotti Design has become a symbol of the highest quality and most innovative artistry.
In the 1990s, when Giuseppe Zanotti acquired manufacturing facilities in San Mauro Pascoli, Italy, one of the first things he did was to bring in teams of embroiderers to add their expertise to the shoemaking process. It was his innovation to treat shoes like couture, an attitude that persists to this day in every Giuseppe Zanotti Design shoe.
ANATOMY OF A SHOE: THE PUMP
Sometimes the simple things are best – few shoes do more with less than the classic Giuseppe Zanotti design pump. Each pump demonstrates GiuseppeZanotti’s love for intelligent design, marrying a sensuous, architectural silhouette with supreme comfort. The pump is a Giuseppe Zanotti Design classic, and as such has been continually refined over the past two decades – no element here is extraneous and each piece is pressed and finished lovingly, by hand.