Funky opens a flagship store in Milan
The Italian brand of skateboards, snowboards and streetwear chooses the city of fashion to open its first flagship store!
There’s a new store in town: Corso di Porta Ticinese 70 in Milan marks the opening of the world’s first single-brand store for Funky, a brand specializing in skateboards, snowboards and streetwear.
Isacco Mantegazza and Luca Cozzi, owners of the brand Funky, both in their thirties, open 27 square meters just a few steps from the Navigli and the Duomo. Funky’s flagship store (which also offers accessories and a small music and editorial selection) is furnished with particular attention to sustainability and ecology. Furniture and shelves inside the store are in fact unique pieces made using mainly reused industrial containers and MOSO bamboo with a low ecological footprint inlaid with discarded Vibram rubber.
In the 80s, in Como, a group of girls and boys united by their passion for extreme sports gave birth to one of the first snowboard brands in the world. To the rhythm of music the group designs, builds and experiments boards of all kinds branding them Funky. This represented the first step of the long path that has made Funky one of the most known and respected companies in the world of board sports. In a few years Funky conquered more and more authoritativeness, widening its clientele even overseas. Unfortunately, this rise was interrupted by unfortunate circumstances: during the production of a large batch destined for the American market, a flood destroyed most of the machinery and 50% of the products ready to be delivered. Funky ceases its activity, and that laboratory full of ideas is forced to close its doors. But not forever.
Luca and Isacco took over the brand 15 years later, with the intention of “reintroducing the historical brand while keeping the original philosophy intact. Friendship, passion and innovation are the pillars that distinguish the Funky spirit. We know how to have fun, but when it comes to boards, we’re serious: the products we offer are the result of meticulous design work, a search for the best materials and the best technologies, handcrafted in the Funky Factory. The athletes of our team actively collaborate in the realization with advice and directives, and are therefore a fundamental part of the development process of each of our boards”.