In 1981 following MOMO’s success as a leading business in luxury car accessories, MOMODESIGN was founded, in order to offer to the company a Style Centre specialized in research and design development. Since the very first years, MOMODESIGN has focused on research activity in car design and development of ideas and innovative projects in lifestyle accessories, creating a product line that helped building the image of the brand. The patrimony it inherited was the image created by Momo, a heritage handed down over the years, closely connected to the racing world, especially to F1 and Ferrari, with products based on design and avant-garde products for cars with a sporty and technological imprint. During the early ’80, the technological DNA contributed with the creation of an accessory line for men realized with highly innovative materials: carbon fibre, titanium and magnesium, used for the creation of the first watches and sunglasses. A choice that the market proved to understand and appreciate.
At the end of the nineties after having sold the group MOMO to an American company, Marco Cattaneo the managing director decided to detach himself from the group and acquire MOMODESIGN, undertaking with the fundamental support of his son and daughter Paolo and Eleonora, a new challenge: transform MOMODESIGN in an independent and international brand with its own identity and philosophy.