The story of Delvaux from 1829 to tomorrow. The future? A question of tradition for the oldest fine leather luxury goods company in the world.
In 1829, Charles Delvaux added a shop window to his Brussels studio. His handcrafted travel trunks quickly gained universal admiration amongst the cognoscenti. In 1883, Delvaux became a warrant holder to the Court of Belgium. And, in 1898, the house was the first to patent a model (the Edison Trunk). Spurred on by this succes, the range was further extented to include luggage, boxes, suitcases, and more. Never forgetting ladies' handbags, which the House has offered since the beginning of the 20th century.
In 1933, Franz Schwennicke took over the House and swiftly shook up the sector's trditions. He was the first to intriduce the concept of seasonality into leather goods. But it was under the leadership of his wife Solange, who succeeded him in 1970, that the House of Delvaux's reputationwas definitively established beyond Belgium's borders.
An exceptionally charismatic character, Solange Schwennicke was able to develop the House of Delvaux's creativity, to strengthen its craft know-how even further and to establish itself throughout Europe as a trendsetter. What's moren she succeeded in appealing to people who appreciated elegance as far away as Japan, and in positioning this Brussels brand name at the forefront of leathergoods.
Sine 1994, François Schwennicke, Franz and Solange's eldest son, has taken the helm of one of the oldest leather goods company in the world as Executive Chairman. He was joined by the CEO, Christian Salez, at the end of 2007. Together they manage the House Delvaux.
Delvaux confirmes its partnership with Fung Brands Ltd by end September 2011. Their experience within the luxury sector, their sensitivity to the know-how and quality of our products will assure the longevity and international development of the brand.