Officially established in Paris in 1853 by François Goyard, Maison Goyard dates back to the very roots of France’s excellence in craftsmanship. The Maison was originally established in 1792 by Maison Martin who specialized in the bygone trade of finery packing. This trade was succeeded by Maison Morel and later Maison Goyard.
Goyard, the oldest Parisian trunk-maker
Between 1853 and 1998, five generations of Goyards succeeded one after the other as head of the company: François Goyard (1828-1890), Edmond Goyard (1860-1937), Robert Goyard (1893-1979), François Goyard (1918-2005) and finally Isabelle Goyard, the great-great grand-daughter of the founder.
The Art of Special Orders by Goyard: unique pieces testifying to a unique know-how
By carrying on a long-standing tradition of bespoke trunks and luggage that has earned its reputation, Maison Goyard ensures the continuation of an exceptional kind of craftsmanship in all its excellence and refinement. Its trunk workshops, located exclusively in France, are the embodiment of this commitment. There, dedicated craftspeople perpetuate an unparalleled wealth of skills and techniques passed on from one generation to another. Of course, the contemporary Goyard workshops are more spacious and functional than those of the past, but the know-how and passion remain the same.
Each special order by Goyard is born through skills of our artisans with the aspirations of a customer. These unique pieces are the ultimate in exclusivity, as they are especially designed to meet the wishes and requirements of each client.
Champagne trunk, tea trunk, polo trunk, caviar trunk, bicycle trunk, gardening trunk, fishing trunk, picnic trunk, anything is possible, from the classical to the extravagant, the customer’s imagination is the only limit, as exemplified by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary trunk, which included a fully-equipped office, or Alain Ducasse’s state-of-the-art culinary trunk.