Designer Michele di Fonzo is the third generation of his family to celebrate and build upon the leather traditions his grandfather began in 1921. For nearly a century, this family of designers has been transforming leather into a versatile and modern product, drawing inspiration from other fields like fashion and luggage design, where leather is as much about structure as it is about aesthetics. The Vella Desk (2013), formerly known as the Bottega Desk, is created using the most modern production methods and then finished by hand with skill, passion and care. The slender but strong steel frame is wrapped in smooth-as-silk stain-resistant leather thatâ€™s hand-sewn to hug every angle and curve. The precise exposed stitch along all seams makes every Vella Desk unique. Made in Italy. Saddle Michele di Fonzo: Vella Leather Desk.