Licia Mattioli is an inexhaustible source of energy. Lawyer by training, entrepreneur by vocation, she almost tip-toed at first into the world of jewelry and then climbed the heights of high-fashion with the energy and determination that everyone recognizes in her.
It all began in 1995 when, together with her father, Licia acquired the Antica Ditta Marchisio, the oldest and most esteemed manufacturing goldsmith in the city of Turin, and began working on a process of total renovation of the company. With the support of the engineer Luciano Mattioli, whose professional experience boasts many years in the top management of one of the biggest Italian companies, Licia soon gave birth to a small entrepreneurial revolution which redesigned the company's structure on both the management and the creative side.
Meanwhile, Licia also opened a contemporary art gallery in Turin for the promotion and launch of young Italian artists, thereby combining her own work commitments and personal cultural interests with her love and devotion for her husband and her two wonderful children: Gea and Gregorio. It is from the coming together of all these experiences, of a woman brought up amidst the colors and flavors of Italy, in combination with her Mediterranean feminine side, that her first colourful creations are born.
Licia thinks of the ‘Mattioli woman' as one with a personality much similar to her own: dynamic yet feminine, sophisticated but flexible and, above all, a product of her time and an interpreter of the contemporary spirit. The strong imprint of this new philosophy on the style of Mattioli can be seen, since that moment, in all the collections which have been designed by the brand: from its bracelets to the famous chains, each piece of jewellery is both unique and eclectic, both a versatile travel companion and an irreplaceable sign of distinction.
The enthusiasm and persistence with which Licia carries out her work have brought, over the years, to important partnerships with fashion houses such as Cartier, Tiffany and Gucci and have conferred to Licia the role of Presidency of the Unione Industriale of Turin and of the Federorafi, the association which includes all the Italian companies of the sector. In both cases, no woman had ever reached such a position.
It is so that, from the U.S. to Japan, Mattioli has become synonymous with ‘made in Italy', and that with commitment and passion Licia was able to give life a small little new world. And it is just the beginning…
In June 2017 Licia Mattioli has been awarded the title of Cavaliere del Lavoro by the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella.