Unusual, offbeat and unique, Pinel & Pinel is a French luxury brand producing bespoke and multifunctional “smart trunks” and high-end leather products. The brand reinterprets the laws of luxury goods with casual impertinence, giving life to its trunks and accessories through an inspired mix of high-end design, colours and luxury materials.

 

“It’s wonderful being beautiful. But being beautiful and useful is even better”

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Heritage 

Launched in 2004, Pinel & Pinel entered straight into the world of luxury goods thanks to the creativity and “savoir-faire” of its founder and creator Fred Pinel. With a background in advertising and a long-standing passion for fine art, Fred Pinel started at young age handcrafting bags using leather and camouflage canvas. In the late 90s he began collaborating with some of the best leather workers in France, transforming antique suitcases into exclusive cigar trunks. His first, colourful collection of crocodile skin cigar cases quickly garnered the attention of the high fashion brand Colette rapidly gaining interest from cigar smokers all over the world. This then led to humidors, lighters, card holders, watches and cufflinks. Spotting a growing interest in old style trunks, Fred Pinel decided to become the first contemporary brand of luxury trunks and funded Pinel & Pinel.  

 

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Craftmanship

In the giant 1400 m² workshop in Paris, Fred Pinel works with the raw material to craft made to order and hand-made creations in close collaboration with research laboratories and leather masters. The “Factory” as he likes to call it, it’s a creative lab housed in the former headquarters of couturier John Galliano and designed by French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. ‘Factory’, that Pinel renews the ways in which we approach to leather goods. Here the raw material is carefully measured and cut to size, in the same way, that a stone cutter reveals the true beauty of a gemstone. Overcoming conventional boundaries and enter uncharted territory in leather goods manufacturing, Fred Pinel and his team follow a delicate and accurate process of embossing, volume, texture and transformation of the raw material. From sketch to production, the entire process takes place in his Paris workshop, resulting in edgy custom-made trunk projects for his demanding clientele. 

 

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Excellence 

Renowned for its finishings of the highest quality, Pinel & Pinel has a long tradition of delivering exceptional creations following ultra-precise and complex manufacturing process. Every trunk is a little gem of expertise and genius: from the design stage to the finished prototype, each model takes up to 1300 hours to complete. A creative approach that perfectly ties together the balance between aesthetics and practicality, with a chick nomadic spirit at its core. From the Bike Trunk for the folding bicycle company Brompton, to the iTrunk resembling a giant haute couture iPod, Pinel & Pinel have worked on the concept of “smart trunks” for collectors and amateurs. With his creations, Fred Pinel offers a fantastic playground where he enhances the organic and sensual aspects of a material. Whether its calf, English cow or French lamb (tanned in Italy), the leather used is always a perfect full grain and supple to touch depending on the method of treatment.

 

 

Uniqueness 

Fred Pinel is not shy about thinking “out of the box”. He puts wheels on his trunks and produces them in all different colours to create “a fantastical travel item that you keep to yourself and that is only shared with others if one wants to”. This accomplishment is demonstrated by the incredible ‘Arcade Trunk’ which houses all the bar games from the 80s along with an 1800 watt sound system. A wacky idea (and the brand’s best seller), it resembles a new-look robot and presides in Captain Pinel’s workshop on Rue D’Avron.


As a tribute to his first big love, Fred Pinel recently launched the Ultimate Cigar Trunk, a trunk of exceptional excessiveness, imagined for the smoke rings’ passionate and the aesthetes, comprising up to 1400 cigars. The last of his creations, the DJ Trunk, throughout the latest technology available, allows one to music mixing straight from the living-room, in style and with great elegance.

 

寻常的,另类的,独特的Pinel & Pinel是法国的奢侈品牌,生产定制的多功能”智慧行李箱”和高端皮革产品。 品牌随意的浪漫风格重新诠释了奢侈品的设计规则,将皮箱和配饰用高端设计,色彩和奢华的材料组合而成。

 

“美丽是奇妙的。但美丽又具有使用性就更好了”

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Pinel & Pinel 是于2004年由富有创意和 “savoir-faire” 的 Fred Pinel 推出的奢侈品牌。有长期广告背景和热爱艺术的Fred Pinel,年轻时就开始用皮革和帆布制作手工提包。90年代末,他开始与法国一些最好的皮革师合作,把古老的行李箱改造成专用的雪茄箱。他的第一个鳄鱼皮雪茄系列迅速引起了时尚界的注意,Colette也很快吸引了世界各地雪茄爱好者的兴趣。这引发了保湿盒、打火机、名片夹、手表和袖扣等一系列的产品。Fred Pinel发现市场上对怀旧风格箱具的兴趣越来越浓,于是决定推出 Pinel & Pinel 这个奢侈箱具品牌。

 

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艺技术

在巴黎1400 米巨大的车间里, Fred Pinel 用原材料和在研究开发实验室和皮革师的密切合作下,手工制作定制的产品。他喜欢称之为“Factory”,其实这里更是一个充满创意的实验室,由法国建筑师Jean-Michel Wilmotte设计,曾经是法国设计师John Galliano的前总部。“Factory”和 Pinel 更新了我们对待皮革制品的概念。在这里,原材料经过仔细的测量,切割成大小不一的现状,就像石刀揭示宝石的真正美丽一样。Fred Pinel 和他的团队在皮革制品制造领域克服了传统的界限,探索着皮革制作的未知领域,用微妙而精确的工艺对原材料进行压纹、体积、质地和变形的加工。从设计画图到制作,整个过程都在他巴黎的工作室里完成,这使他能够满足任何高品味,高要求客户定制的前卫设计项目。

 

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越杰出的品牌

Pinel & Pinel 以其最优秀的品质而闻名,它有着悠久的提供卓越创造的传统。在超精密和复杂的制造过程中,每个箱具都是一颗具有专业知识和精巧设计的璀璨夺目的宝石,从设计阶段到成品模型,每个都要花上1300小时才能完成。这是具有创意,以游牧精神为核心并将审美和现实平衡完美结合的设计。从 Brompton 折叠自行车公司的 Bike Trunk,到像巨型高级定制 iPod 一样的iTrunk,Pinel & Pinel 一直致力于为收藏家和业余爱好者提供“智能行李箱”的概念。在他的设计中,Fred Pinel提供无比奇妙的娱乐环境来提高材料的有机和感性。无论是小牛皮,英国牛皮还是法国羔羊皮(于意大利染色),Pinel & Pinel 所使用的皮革总是丰富和完美的,根据需求而使用不同的加工方法的皮革让你柔软的触摸着。

 

 

特设计

Fred Pinel 并不局限于传统的箱具设计。他把轮子装在他的箱子上,并用各种不同的颜色以制作”一个保留给自己的奇妙旅行伴侣,只有在特别的时候才会和他人分享”。这一概念体现在令人难以置信的“‘Arcade Trunk”,它把80年代的酒吧游戏机和1800瓦的音响系统结合在一起。这个古怪的想法(也是该品牌最畅销的产品),它就像拥有新造型的机器人在巴黎Rue D’avrond的 Pinel 船长的工作室里工作着。为表示对他最爱的热情,Fred Pinel 最近推出了Ultimate Cigar Trunk,一个极度兴奋,让人着迷,难以想象充满激情和美感,包括1400支雪茄的雪茄箱具。他的最新设计 “DJ Trunk” 使用最新的技术,使人们能在客厅里优雅的直接混合和享受音乐。

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