Officina Dario Pegoretti creates custom and standard size steel bicycle frames, built with a sense of possibility, ingenuity and artistry, “fatti con le mani” from its workshop in Verona, Italy.
Company founder and namesake Dario Pegoretti first came to prominence while apprenticing with master Italian framebuilder Luigino Milani in the 1980s, building custom bicycle frames under contract for that decade’s best professional racers, who placed their own sponsors’ decals over Dario’s hand-welded framesets.
In 1990, eager to experiment with new forms and techniques, Dario set out to build frames in his own name, developing a signature style that melded art, music and strikingly innovative techniques. At the same time, he established a team of artisans capable of interpreting his vision.
As the years passed, awards came in, and frames were sent out. Jack, the workshop dog, oversaw all, maintaining a strict regimen of a single daily espresso.
After Dario’s passing in 2018, the “Bottega” continues to be inspired by his unique outlook on life, and today, the workshop remains a place for those who seek individual, honest products, built with precision, quality and timeless style.
Photo credit: Nadav Kander