Milan, 1981: in a tiny space in the Viale Certosa area, Franco Luini and his brother Gianni started creating all sorts of bags and cases. The two focused particularly on the production of promotional items, as well as sports bags, pencil cases and pocketbooks.

Franco’s first love proves too strong to resist and, the following year, he returned to Italy.Bringing his friends Nicola and Carlo on board, he founds Tucano. Initially, the company had only twelve employees and began producing custom items for corporations—still an important part of the business under the ByTucano brand.