Located in Belluno, a secluded Italian village nestled within the Italian Dolomite mountains, where the project was born. Specifically in the ancient burg of Borgo Prà, locally famous for its long hot-work tradition: sword production.
In ancient times several sword foundries were established all around, masterfully forging rough iron originating from the surrounding Imperina Valley. Amazingly turning out 25,000 swords a year, fully hand-forged by local blacksmiths. Commissions came primarily from La Serenissima, the Republic of Venice, and the Spanish Army.
Hapterìa is watched over by Monte Serva (Slave Mountain); its highlands overlook the small town underneath on the one side and the wild mountains and high peaks on the other.
It’s an inspiring area, and the perfect place to become the driving force of a new community of creative professionals, artists and artisans. From this tiny, but grand spot, we create beauty for people all over the world.
“HAPTER is a fully independent eyewear venture based in Belluno, a tiny Italian town nestled within the Dolomite mountains”.
The Wall Sign Story is our own tribute to this local ancient handmade craft and to all the skilled makers who have literally made history in the place where we are now keeping the tradition alive.