Being Light

07-04-2014

Ever since 1853, travel trunks by Goyard are exclusively handcrafted according to the highest standards by skilled artisans, and the traditional production methods they use have basically remained unchanged for over 160 years.

Yet Goyard’s resolve to keep its heritage well alive and living is no obstacle to constantly reinventing itself. The Pullman trunk is a prime example of that flair for daring perennity: whilst perfectly reflecting the Maison’s long-standing tradition both in terms of aesthetics and craftsmanship, it also offers a fresh take on travel trunks.

It simply stands out as a highly practical piece of luggage, as evidenced by its perfectly rectilinear surfaces, which make it easy to carry around and stockpile, or the lightweight birchwood hangers that equip the wardrobe section. Two tiny details that make a world of difference among many others, for a state-of-the-art piece with a total volume that only marginally exceeds that of a large standard suitcase, yet boasts a significantly bigger and more qualitative capacity.

Unlike all other trunks by Goyard, the Pullman does not feature outer wood reinforcing rods, which adds to its sleek, less is more looks. Connoisseurs will notice in particular the Art Déco-inspired drawer pulls, which are made of a leather strip adorned with malletier nails and metal hardware, a refined touch that is unique to the Pullman.

Famed French Renaissance writer Michel de Montaigne once wrote: « Any thing that comes too easily is ultimately worthless, and real beauty cannot be fathomed without initiation ». An axiom that could apply perfectly to the Pullman: altogether light and robust, innovative and traditional, the Pullman is the ideal introduction to the timeless and refined art of living and travelling by Goyard.

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