Franco Gabrielli

Gabs was founded in 2000 by designer Franco Gabbrielli in Florence. The family tradition and experience within the leather goods industry dates back to the 70s, when Vittorio Gabbrielli, Franco’s father, started the business with the high-end brand named Beghè.
After many years, learning and developing bags in the traditional way, Franco decided to take on a challenge of a new major project: to work on “a new concept of bag” where the bag can be transformed, according to the consumer needs. The idea became a sensation from the very start, and the clients, attracted by the materials, colours, shapes and functionality, appreciated the new proposal with great enthusiasm.
The demand from clients increased continuously. In order to respond to the growing sales for Gabs, in 2005 the designer started a partnership and collaboration with the manufacturers and designers ‘Campomaggi & Caterina Lucchi’, which gave life to Gruppo Emergenti Italiani.
Today Gabs is a brand of note in the Italian leather industry. An unconventional project that has always been synonym with colour, transformation and innovation.