Since its rebirth in 2011, one of the oldest French trunkmakers, Moynat, has manufactured unique creations by the artistic director Ramesh Nair, and has seduced an appreciative clientele that values the discreet sophistication of an authentic and trusted name.
Founded in 1849, the Parisian house Moynat has created trunks and leather travel goods in his workshop of the Rue Capron. In the early 20th century, the workshop relocated at number 5 of Rue Coysevox, in the bohemian and artistic neighbourhood of Montmartre in Paris.
These days, the atelier of Moynat is located just a few steps away from its flagship store in the Rue Saint Honore, the quiet but just beside the incessant humming of one of the most fashionable streets of the capital.
The workshop is extremely well-lit thanks to beautiful skylights and immaculate white walls. It is the ideal place to inspire stunning creations from his craftsmen.
In the basement, a secret room, the development studio abounds with treasures…
Last week, I had the chance to discover various stages of the creation process throughout the morning.
I observed the making of the new comer, the “Holdall Clutch” .
Dedicated to becoming man’s best friend, the Holdall Clutch is a bicolour men’s clutch in Taurillon Gex leather.
The contemporary version of this document holder unveils goatskin lining in the emblematic colour of the house, amber.
Some finishes and last verifications of the “Limousine bag” in a travel size…
We note the beautiful patented Moynat lock !
Inspired by the Japanese art of folding, the ingenious cardholder “Origami” is crafted from a very soft satin calfskin.
For women, the French house work with exotic skins, such as below on the “Pauline Bag“.
Moynat showcases its unique expertise, the rare leather marquetry craftsmanship, applied on the “Train Pochette“. This full grain leather pouch was created in collaboration with music producer Pharrell Williams and demonstrates the precision and patience of the craftsmen.
A reminder to the travel spirit of the house, the “Train Pochette” visually evokes a colorful steam locomotive emerging from childish dreams, but which reveals of a great technical complexity for the craftsman.