A jet-setter’s best-kept secret: made-to-order luxury luggage goods by Maison Moynat of Paris. The maison pioneered by Pauline Moynat is renowned for its utilitarian old-world outlook on trunks, and for its signature personalisation services for over 160 years.
Each bespoke piece is painstakingly handcrafted using techniques trademarked in the 19th century and brought into the 21st in a way that can be appreciated only by the most discerning traveller.
Now headed by their innovative Creative Director, Ramesh Nair, each piece is painstakingly handcrafted using techniques trademarked in the 19th century and brought into the 21st in a way that can be appreciated only by the most discerning traveller; techniques such as crafting the finest materials and rarest leathers, precise hand-painted detailing, and angled stitching, a Moynat speciality for over 150 years. These bespoke trunks can now be custom ordered at the Moynat Gallery in the Dubai Mall.
Here are some examples in a seemingly endless list of possibilities:
The ‘Trunk Al Noor’ is a made to measure case for the Holy Koran and is an elegant example of the Moynat’s artistry. Signature leather and intricate detailing embellish its exterior while its interior is plush with velvet. As the trunk is opened the Quran elevates at an angle.
The ‘Beauty Trunk for the Orient Express’ is another variant created in partnership with Guerlain. Requiring over 700 hours of painstaking craftsmanship, it is covered in tanned calfskin that is dyed Orient-Express blue and contains many fine accessories including a scented fan and a baccarat bottle of Guerlain’s heady Shalimar.
The ‘Breakfast Trunk’, the ultimate epicurean luxury, was created in collaboration with chef Yannick Alleno.
The ‘Electric Scooter Trunk for Jaguar’ is custom made for the trunk of a Jaguar F-Type convertible which requires over 900 working hours to manufacture.
‘La Malle Bicyclette’ is a luxurious re-imagining of the humble bicycle basket.