After graduating from Oxford University in 2012, Alighieri founder Rosh Mahtani dreamed of creating modern heirlooms based on the French and Italian literature she had studied. Two years later, Alighieri was born. Named after the renowned Italian poet, Dante Alighieri, every piece is inspired by one of the 100 poems in his 14th century epic, the Divine Comedy. A brand firmly rooted in literature and travel, the designs are battered, imperfect and a little bit melancholy. From whirlwind adventures and mythical creatures to scraggy landscapes and passionate mistakes, each one has its own story.