In Memory of Ivo Gemme

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Ivo was a great, honorable person, I know for sure that you as part of his family are very proud of him. I will also remember him with a lot of affection

Ivo Gemme, founder of the historic Formificio Milanese Team, placed his final last on the bench on 15 February.

He left his family and the work to which he had dedicated great passion all his life, Ivo is one of the people who have made the history of the footwear sector.

·     It was a great privilege to have met him and our thoughts are with you (Nick)

·     He has my biggest respect and I will always remember him and keep him in mind (Christian)

·     Your father was a super person, He will be sadly missed (Phil)

·     His warm smile and passion for making last was always something I will cherish in my memory (Karl)

·     I’m really thinking of the time I spent with Ivo, he was so fantastic (Frank)

·     Ivo was a great, honorable person, I know for sure that you as part of his family are very proud of him. I will also remember him with a lot of affection. (Carlos)

·     I knew Ivo as an extremely liked and faithful people. Over the many years we worked together I came to know and cherish your father as a business partner and friend. He was an outstanding businessman, able to hold his ground even in the most difficult situations. His friendly manner and generosity made a deep impression on all of those who were fortunate enough to knew him and work with him. (Thomas)

·     I met Ivo for several times and I think both of us learnt from each other, I really estimated his way to start open-mindedly with new things. (Ernst)

·     Your father was a truly great man and one of the inspirations that kept me in the shoe last business after I met him in the late 1980s. I wish I could be there to celebrate his life and mourn his death with you but please know that I am there is spirit. It is a sad day for the last industry (Bill)

·     Your dad was and is a hero in the world of footwear, has traveled the length and breadth with a constant sense of awe and wonder, the joy of those who are excited as a teenager to discover the new, the possibility of innovate more and more and at its best, with a passion that only he knew how to transmit and which I am sure will be forever in your actions and in your thoughts as well as in the hearts of all of us (Andrea)

·     He suffered his illness with a smile . Always kind and with a sparkle in his eyes (Phil)