Il bisonte was born in 1970 in a small artisanal laboratory in the heart of florence, italy.
the brand’s showroom and offices are based in the same noble corsini palace overlooking the arno river, where popes, heads of government, intellectuals and artists sojourned since the xvii century and where the first creations of il bisonte were dreamt of, designed and produced fifty years ago.
Wanny di filippo is the founding legend of the epopee of il bisonte and its ambassador.
A determined dreamer, eclectic and out-of-the-box thinker, he is the embodiment of living by your own rules and building your own history with freedom and creativity.
He founded his brand when a company turned down his drawings, considered too innovative: “if i can draw them – he said to himself – i can also produce them.”
Name and logo of Il Bisonte were born out of an unpredictable love story blossomed at the end of the Sixties. The main actors in this plot are a young Wanny Di Filippo, who at the time was dealing with the launch of his first artisanal leather workshop, and the strong and free animal chosen to represent his brand.
The most extraordinary collection of bisons in the world testimonies the vivacity of this passion: 2000 paintings, statues, prints, precious objects, toys and everyday objects from all over the world gathered in a cabinet of wonders like no other, open by appointment only at Palazzo Corsini, in Via del Parione in Florence.