Moynat

Moynat
Moynat
Moynat

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Established as a trunk-maker in 1849, Moynat is Parisian Maison with a storied heritage of unique imagination and uncompromising savoir faire. Intertwined within the revolution of the automobile and the independence of Belle Époque Paris, the luxury leather goods maison has cultivated a history of freedom and wonder in exceptional accessories, bags, and objets d'art that are a celebration of personalisation and artisanal craftsmanship.

Creation date: 1849
Chief Executive Officer: Lisa Attia
Head office: 348 rue St Honoré – 75001 Paris
Website: www.moynat.com/en

Identity

Amongst all the wondrous characteristics of the Parisian leather goods Maison founded in Paris in 1849 lies this one extraordinary fact: its name belongs to Pauline Moynat, the first and only woman to bring feminine flair to the male-dominated metier of luxury trunk-making.

Historically, the Maison’s renaissance began parallel to the industrial boom with the invention of stylish travel trunks that redefined the art of traveling. From its 1873 English Trunk to the archetypal 1902 Limousine Trunk, which was customizable to cars’ bodies, Moynat’s close link to automobiles was only matched by the inspiration it drew from Belle Époque Paris and the creative world around it.

Two centuries later, Moynat continues its pioneering spirit. Through the mastery of traditional haute maroquinerie and innovative techniques, modern pieces are finished with exacting detail and uncompromising savoir-faire. Within this history lies a freedom of individuality to every Moynat creation.

Moynat, a Parisian trunk maker founded in 1849. © Art direction & set design Shona Heath, photography Tim Gutt

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Le Flori, a curved cross-body bag, which contains a tribute to Maison Moynat’s origins as a Parisian trunk-maker. The detail of the top handle, and the sensual engineering of the lock mechanism are inspired by studying the details of the trunks made for women in the 1900’s.

The Flori bag in Taurillon Tourterelle
The Flori bag in Taurillon Tourterelle. © Moynat

The Wheel bag

La Wheel, the cylindrical minaudière is designed as a miniature Moynat souvenir, packed into a mini bag. The surprising design springs from the shape of a case first designed by Moynat in 1907 for car owners to hold spare tyres which was the talk of chic automobile enthusiasts at the dawn of motoring.

The Wheel bag in Toile 1920
The Wheel bag in Toile 1920 © Moynat

Outlook

Moynat’s unique trunk-making savoir-faire travels the world with displays of vintage trunks and travel objects at Moynat stores around the globe. These treasures from the past offer a harmonious perspective of contemporary creations and new destinations are planned for 2021.

Key figures

  • 1849 FOUNDING OF MAISON MOYNAT, TRUNKMAKER IN PARIS
  • 20 NUMBER OF HOURS NEEDED FOR AN ARTISAN TO HAND CRAFT A FLORI BAG
  • 348 ADDRESS OF OUR STORE ON RUE ST HONORE IN PARIS