For those who seek the very best and demand total exclusivity there can be no more treasured a possession than a unique masterpiece created by one of our craftsmen from an original idea or concept. By its very nature, our Bespoke Service is on a by appointment basis only.
Much careful research and great dedication are needed to develop the design and to unearth the finest materials. Our creations in the past have been wide ranging: from the most exquisite jewellery case to a twenty four piece luggage set and even a case specially designed to house one of the world's greatest paintings.
Harry Fane is a London based collector and dealer of vintage watches, jewellery and objets d’art. In addition, Harry designs jewellery and owns Obsidian, a by appointment, private gallery in Mayfair.
Tanner Krolle worked closely with Harry to create a bespoke trunk, tailored to his specifications. The aim was not only to safely transport some of the most special pieces from his extensive collection, but to elegantly display them at their destination.
Customised features include a central bust to display a necklace, and a convenient mirror hidden inside the lid. The removable attaché case securely holds further items of jewellery in padded sections, keeping it safe and protected in transit. The trunk is finished in British woven horsehair fabric and leather with solid brass hardware and features a discreet brass plaque bearing the client’s name.
“He who can dominate a London dinner table can dominate the world.” -Oscar Wilde
Established in 1892, Lewis Leathers is one of London’s most enduring motorcycle clothing companies. Derek Harris has been at the helm since 2003, having been a life-long Lewis Leathers wearer, his involvement with the brand began as a customer, before his growing collection drove him to discover more about the company’s history.
Its central London store, located just off Tottenham Court Road, has become the go-to place for people who want high quality leather loaded with pride and glory, heroism and attitude.
Lewis Leather jackets have been worn by everyone from Joe Strummer to Sid Vicious, Lou Reed to John Lennon and more recently Kate Moss and Pharrell Williams.
Tanner Krolle, also a British heritage company, worked with Derek to create the ‘Collector’s Trunk’, designed to display a collection of Derek’s favourite items from the extensive Lewis Leather archives.
The trunk includes a large central compartment to display larger items from the Lewis Leather archive, including a hidden hook from which vintage items can be hung for display. There is a subtle pull out drawer to house smaller items, along with two gusseted pockets in the door where Derek chooses to display vintage gloves. The trunk is finished in British woven horsehair fabric and leather with solid brass hardware. The lining is crimson alcantara playfully covered in vintage Lewis Leather badges.