The Founder

Marta lived 17 years in New York City. In 2017, she started pouring candles following her passion for craftsmanship and for the beauty of handmade objects.

Inspired by the evocative power of perfumes, in her Manhattan kitchen, she started mixing fragrances that reminded her of moments in her life in Italy: a walk in a Mediterranean pine forest, a trip to the museum, laundry hanging on a balcony full of flower.

Since she was then pregnant with her second child, Marta was going to work only from the start with non-toxic ingredients that, because of her love for the environment, had to be also cruelty-free and sustainably produced.

Now she lives in Milan and has fallen in love with the Isola district, full of artisans like her and her husband, and where she opened her atelier/shop. She loves to share her life between "home and shop": she has finally found her dream job.

The same passion with which she started has now become Made in Italy.

"Scents speak the language of memory and emotions. I founded Festina Lente Home because of my passion for unique perfumes that tell a story. In my products there are all my values: something made by hand with precious, non-toxic ingredients. An object that brings beauty and a unique experience into your home."