Monday, 1 March 2021: Marco Tomasetta succeeded Zaim Kamal in the capacity as Montblanc’s creative.
Tomasetta is a graduate of Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan. He shall be based in Paris, but will shuttle around Europe, given Montblanc’s various design and production sites.
The Italian-born designer was most recently creative design director, men’s and women’s leather goods, at Givenchy, and he has also worked at Prada, Chloé and Louis Vuitton, racking up a slew of handbag patents.
Founded in 1906, Montblanc is famous for its snow-cap emblem based on the famed Swiss mountain peak, which is found on products ranging from mobile phone covers and business cases, to its cigar-shaped pens, whose diamond-studded special editions can retail for more than 1 million euros. The brand also markets sunglasses, fragrances, jewellery, belts and other personal and desk accessories.
Montblanc is part of Compagnie Financière Richemont, best known for Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and a clutch of elite Swiss watch brands including A. Lange & Söhne, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Panerai and Vacheron Constantin.
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Picture by Montblanc – Marco Tomasetta