Driven by the idea that each human being should ”hold his own life in his hand”, Serge Ricchi settled down in Canada over 40 years ago.
He became a wellknown artisan in leatherwork and took part in many craftshows throughout Canada.
Concerned by the education of the next generation, he has been the chairman of the Centre des Métiers du Cuir de Montréal (CMCM) for the past twenty years.
With his partner, Myriam Schaerlaeken, they decided to ”open a window to the world”, beside the Saint Lawrence River, to promote Quebecois and Canadian artisan products.
Meanwhile, and following several journeys in the Canadian Arctic, passion for the people of the north (the Inuits), inhabiting these vast territories, lead them to open a gallery to present and promote the artworks created by well-known Inuit artists.
The boutique and the gallery Ricchi are located in old Montreal, inside Marché Bonsecours (Bonsecours Market), a superb historical building.