Artemest, the Luxury Online Marketplace for Italian Craftsmanship, Raises €15 Million Investment From IRIS Ventures and Olma Luxury Holdings

On a mission to preserve beauty and uniqueness, connecting local creators to global customers

03/05/2022 Globe Newswire

Italy is estimated to hold more than 1.3 million small arts and crafts companies, employing 3 million people. In an increasingly globalized world where design is a commodity, craftsmanship is gaining importance for highly demanding customers and sector experts. Artemest is disrupting this industry by supporting craft businesses and creators and connecting them to global customers looking for unique, handmade pieces.

Ippolita Rostagno launched Artemest after a visit to Florence, where she realised many of the local artisans were going out of business as their customer base increasingly shopped online. Joined by Marco Credendino, they set out to create a global network connecting local businesses with affluent individuals across the globe.

Artemest was founded in 2015 by Marco Credendino and Ippolita Rostagno with the aim of celebrating and sustaining Italian craftsmanship. It is a leading online marketplace for contemporary luxury design products and the largest network of Italian high-end artisans and small luxury brands. The platform provides a carefully curated collection in the quest to support highly skilled producers to adapt to the new digital economy, giving international visibility to some of the best products in the world. In order to successfully accomplish this objective, it has set up a full-service one-of-a-kind offer, of which is the showcase.

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