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
The idea for the Negroni Trunk came to be in a Florentine bar – in the city where the Negroni is believed to have been created, also by chance, by a rackety count by the name of Camillo Negroni some one-hundred years ago.
Matt Hranek, New York-based author and founder/editor of men’s lifestyle magazine, WM Brown Project, happened to be in Italy celebrating the publication of his first issue. A self-confessed Negroni-tippler, Matt thought it charming to interpret a case to house key ingredients for making the Negroni cocktail.
Matt approached Tanner Krolle with the Negroni Trunk concept and we immediately fell in love with the idea. A big part of our history is the beautiful horsehair that’s woven into the fabric of our trunks, which is matt and durable without feeling too tweedy or hairy. The trunk was lined with saturated red suede, so when you open the trunk there is an explosion of colour.” For the final touch, we teamed with the French crystal maker Baccarat to create branded glasses for the Negroni Trunk. And the Negroni Trunk was born.