About us

MAGIC Quality

Looking good is not just a gift of God, but also an art. A skillful makeup emphasizes the advantages of the face, conceals small blemish and sets sophisticated accents.
As for any work of art needs to also ensure the proper utensils, in other words high quality make-up brushes.

Over decades da Vinci has accumulated the highest levels in experience and competence in the production of Cosmetic brushes. The traditional art of brushmaking in combination with the finest materials results in perfect tools for the beauty industry.

In the year 2006 we once again invested in our Nuremberg factory, as for us the basic principle „Made in Germany“ has never been questioned.

In doing so we give not only our management team but our entire workforce of reliable and specialised colleagues the bases to work
in a climate of confidence and trust necessary for highest-quality products.

Quality and Innovation – the perfect combination for Beauty tools. We are committed to quality and innovation, through our namesake and role model, the Renaissance Painter and universal genius „Leonardo da Vinci“.


The roots of our company date back to the year 1890. During the era of industrialization, Nuremberg became one of the global centers for the traditional art of brush making. In the beginning in the 1950‘s, our factory specialized in the production of high quality brushes under the trademark da Vinci.
Since then, the name of the universal genius of the Renaissance, “Leonardo da Vinci” stands also as the seal of quality for our products.

Over the last 30 years, we‘ve added a wide variety of Cosmetic Brushes and made these a major part of our factory‘s selection. Finest quality, carefully selected materials combined with modern production techniques result in Beauty, Style and Class.

For decades, Mrs. Marianne Defet was responsible for the special da Vinci design – her ideas influenced the whole industry worldwide.

Based on her brilliant work, we continue to develop our palette further. Our cooperation with renowned international make-up artists helps us to keep our “state of the art” assortment unique.

This exchange of ideas with creative artists worldwide ensures the continuous improvement of our products - our aim is the best possible product performance for our esteemed customers!

da Vinci and Ecology

Already during the planning of our new factory building, we have been consciously considering ecological principles and did realize them when building the new project in the year 2006. The following criteria have been especially observed:

Ecological standards:
Already during the planning stage the many possibilities to isolate buildings being at our disposal nowadays have been taken into consideration. By that it has been possible to renounce air-condition systems so that during the summer months no energy has to be wasted for cooling the building. Moreover there are other ecological principles we constantly pay attention to, as for example

  • the waste management - especially disposing of problematic waste like toners, remains of adhesive and glues, etc.
  • raw materials from sustainable forestry wherever possible - another most important aspect
  • the car pool - we only purchase vehicles economical in petrol and diesel consumption and corresponding to the latest exhaust regulations.

Many further details, all of them being an attribution to living the ecological thought in themselves, are essential aspects of our company's philosophy.

The board of directors decided in favour of a property situated less than 1 km from the old company headquarters and centrally located in the city, thus not far from home for most of our staff. Another great advantage is the new Underground Station in Wallensteinstraße, only about 800 m away. In order to keep the individual traffic as low as possible, the management has rejected other offers for budget properties at the periphery of the town.
So that our staff-members are motivated to leave their cars at home, they get reimbursed half of the ticket-price for public transport – that is true also for those who come by train.

Heating and illumination:
By connecting our factory to the community heating of the City of Nuremberg, we have consciously renounced an own oil heating. This environmental-friendly heat supply is technically always up-to-date and an important factor of the City of Nuremberg.
Using electricity consciously and economically is also of top priority in our premises. Right from the planning stage we attached great importance to making the utmost use of daylight as well as installing in the factory as well as the administration offices low current lighting appliances. In order to motivate our staff additionally to consume electric power moderately, a programme has been installed by which the reduced costs in electricity are reimbursed to all our staff-members.