For Pinel et Pinel, the MYS 2018 edition has the Art theme at its chore.
For a few years now, Fred Pinel, who is a big lover of contemporary art, has launched various artistic collaborations for the customization of his trunks. The works of the artists that have been selected during this time add a distinctive dimension to the already original Pinel et Pinel items. Beyond their basic function, the trunks and boxes become works of art in their own right.
These artistic collaborations make use of unique universes :
Hom N’Guyen, brilliant portrait artist and character observer, is focusing primarily on oversized formats. It is during this collaboration that Pinel et Pinel displayed in June 2016, at the Palais de Tokyo, the “One-way Journey” – a work that focused on the refugee issue and was executed on oversized suitcases.
Colorz, an artist originating from the Street Art movement and largely influenced by the American abstract field. He leaves his mark by graffitiing the walls of Paris and sometimes also paints on canvas. His work carries a touch of Jackson Pollock.
Kongo, an artist also emerging from the Street Art, whose work focuses on letters, in all shapes and colors. Among his previous collaborations, the most memorable is the one between him and Richard Mille -watch maker-, more recently La Cornue, the French leading kitchen pianos producer and last but not least important: his Graff scarves for Hermès.Pinel & Pinel and Swiss Kubik
Upon their participation at the “2018 BaselWorld Exhibition”, Pinel et Pinel – contemporary trunk
maker- and SwissKubik combine their creative force around a special collection dedicated to luxury
The SwissKubik aluminum watch winders, polished or sandblasted, made to order for Pinel et Pinel,
have been integrated in the latter’s creations, which are entirely handmade in his Paris workshop.
Amongst the latest creations, the most representative are the individual watch winders, coming in
various finishing – dressed in shagreen leather, calfskin or wood – the watch box, displaying 3 or 6
watch winders, dressed in Coated Canvas or Moiré Lambskin leather and last but not least the
lacquered safes. This collaboration reunites a total of 6 references, available in more than 60
Discover the Pinel et Pinel collection powered by Swiss Kubik at the Baselworld from March 22 to
March 27 2018, Hall 2.0, Booth B11.
The stunning Arcade Trunk, signed by a variety of celebrities, shall be revealed and sold on the 26th of June at 7 pm, for the benefit of the “Make-A-Wish® France” foundation in the hopes of making sick children’s wishes come true.
Upon the 2017 Cannes Festival, Pinel & Pinel displayed the emblematic Arcade Trunk on the deck of the Technikart yacht, thus welcoming the world’s most famous. Each of the celebrities present signed the Trunk and was photographed alongside. Among the most beautiful autographs : Agnès B, Spike Lee and even Keziah Jones.
The stars’ signature session was prolonged until May of 2018. First in the Cinema world, through Sagamore Stevenin, sport through Sébastien Ogier and art with Hom N’Guyen and street artist Kongo, all leaving their print on this star-Trunk !
The Arcade Trunk has reunited the following signatures (in alphabetical order) :
André ; Yassine Azzouz ; Agnès B. ; Frédéric Begbeider ; Frédérique Bel ; Olivier Benkemoun ; Richard Berry ; Carmen Chaplin ; Colorz ; Michel Denisot ; Iris Funck Brentano ; Sergio Dovale ; Farid Elouardi ; Maître Gims ; Joyce Jonathan ; Kezia Jones ; Kongo ; Jimmy Jean-Louis ; Olga Kurylenko ; Spike Lee ; Sophia Manousha ; Victoria Monfort ; Mohammed Moretta (Kool and the Gang) ; Samy Naceri ; Sacha Naigard ; Hom N’Guyen ; Ravichak Norodom (Cambodian Prince) ; Sébastien Ogier ; Eric Serra ; Sagamore Stevenin ; Gabriella Wright.
While all of these prestigious signatures make it a unique item, the Arcade Trunk is undoubtedly and beyond all a luxury and high technology gem that will put a smile on the face of the 80’ nostalgists ! Covered in leather, the Arcade Trunk offers the best of the 80’s games, displayed on an LCD flat screen : Pac Man or Space Invaders among over 60 other titles. This trunk is also equipped with an incomparable sound system (125 db) and a Bluetooth, allowing one to enjoy its music while playing.
Artcurial, “The Writing’s on the wall”, Tuesday the 26th of June at 7 pm, 7 Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, Lot n°27.
The totality of this sale’s benefits shall be donated to the “Make-A-Wish® France” foundation.
Just as the Pinel et Pinel brand is on the verge of opening its new Parisian flagship boutique, the contemporary trunk maker has just set up its second “residence” at the other side of the world on February the 19th, more precisely in the heart of the prestigious Landmark Atrium shopping center.
The Pinel et Pinel boutique (location B25) recalls the brand’s codes through its eponymous, dark grey canvas window display. Dedicated to the male market segment, the Hong Kong boutique offers a wide range of bags in a simple and elegant setting. Among the proposed items : lean document; XL luggage type bags; shopping bags, in three different sizes; small handbags and toiletry clutches … the offer is completed by a variety of accessories and small leather items, such as card-holder or wallet models… Without forgetting the large range of Trunks : the Arcade Trunk, emblematic of the brand with its 60 Arcade games or the Watch Trunk, the perfect way to display one’s most precious watch items. The Pinel et Pinel collections offer a unrivalled variety of finishing. Alongside different leather types (lambskin, taurillon …), Pinel et Pinel also offers some of the exotic leathers such as crocodile and alligator used for the creation of its items or python and foal leather. The Pinel et Pinel store also puts Coated Canvas bags on display, with 6 different colors available. Light and durable, the Pinel et Pinel canvas bags can accompany one throughout the whole day. All of the items are handmade in our Parisian workshop.
Should you wish to discover our Pinel et Pinel universe and items, please pay us a visit at the Landmark Atrium, 5 Queen’s Road Central, Shop B25.
We are open every day, from 10 am until 7.30 pm.
On the 20th of November 2017 Pinel et Pinel has participated in the charity Gala organized by the Association Make-A-Wish® France. The association, through its desire to help sick children’s wishes come true, organizes a fund raising event once a year. The event brings together both the association members, and its ambassadors, making it possible to cross paths with the singer Vianney, Romain Grosjean and his wife Marion Jollés Grosjean, Camille Lacourt, Hajiba Fahmi and even Brice Toussaint.
An auction was also organized on this occasion, for which Pinel et Pinel offered a Emerald coated canvas Mini Malle bag. The money raised shall allow the association to pursuit this wonderful initiative.
During last spring, Pinel et Pinel took part in yet another Make-A-Wish® event (The Score).
The brand is planning to put together its own auction at the beginning of 2018 and the money raised during the event shall go to the association.
To be continued …
This coming Wednesday, the 18th of October 2017, the big classical French movie “Knock”, featuring Omar Sy and Anna Girardot is being released in cinemas.
As an adaptation of the Jules Romains’ play, the movie follows the journey of a “medical sales agent”, from the city to the French countryside. After Louis Jouvet in 1951, it is Omar Sy’s moment to take on the role of Knock, and Pinel et Pinel brings its contribution through the creation of the indispensable Knock medical suitcase and his schemes’ case. Designed according to the production’s needs, the two leather items are entirely custom-made by the best craftsmen, in the Pinel & Pinel Paris workshop.
Besides the finished items, Pinet et Pinel offers one its assistance throughout the entire custom-made process, whether it is the creation of a trunk, a bag or small leather articles.
Dans le dernier film de Tony Marshall qui sort en salle ce mercredi 11 octobre 2017, Numéro Une, Emmanuelle Devos jongle avec brio entre son rôle de mère et son rôle de dirigeante d’entreprise du Cac 40. Pour ce film, cette élégante businesswoman porte le sac Bombay Slim en toile enduite de la collection de maroquinerie Pinel et Pinel. Ce sac au format rectangulaire lui permet d’y glisser ses dossiers les plus confidentiels ! En toile enduite Perfect Black à l’extérieur, il est entièrement doublé en cuir d’agneau grège à l’intérieur. Et il est complété par deux poches intérieures pour y ranger ses stylos ou autres accessoires de maquillage ! Messieurs, ce sac vous est également destiné ! Venez le découvrir dans notre boutique parisienne, située au 22 rue Royale à Paris.
MONACO YACHT SHOW, 27 – 30 september 2017
Pinel & Pinel makes its first appearance at the Monaco Yacht Show, the prestigious Monegasque yachting exhibition. Over a period of 4 days, the world’s most extraordinary yachts and best-known yachting service providers are reunited : shipyards and sailing equipment representatives and companies specialized in luxury design. For this occasion, Pinel & Pinel shall reveal its latest creations, among which the “Welcome Yacht Shoes”, offering an ideal solution for putting away ones’ shoes or slippers when coming on board. (see image below)
The Welcome Yacht Shoes revealed at the Monaco Yacht Show:
From crocodile leather flip-flops to stilettos, your shoes will travel first class !
The brand shall also unveil its mythical trunks, such as the Arcade Trunk with its 60 Arcade games selection – including Pac Man or Space Invaders, the DJ Trunk – embellished by a DJ turntable that shall make its guests dance, whether on deck or in their home ! And the Watch Trunk – an elegant way of placing and showcasing all of your beautiful watch items.
Pinel & Pinel at the Monaco Yacht Show, Quai Albert 1er, 98000 Monaco, 27 – 30 September 2017, Parvis Piscine, Stand QP7.
A l’initiative de Men’s Up, 3 belles maisons au savoir-faire incomparable (Pinel & Pinel et ses malles, les vélos Tamboite et la maison de champagne Delamotte) se réuniront le 21 septembre autour de la somptueuse marque horlogère, Lange & Söhne. Fred Pinel reçoit dans ses ateliers parisiens du 20ème arrondissement. L’occasion de partager sa passion du luxe, du beau et du bien fait avec des maisons d’exception et de montrer tous ses talents de malletier. Tamboite viendra avec ses plus beaux vélos et Delamotte offrira une dégustation de son meilleur champagne millésimé.
Cette rencontre de talents sera relayée sur Men’sup.fr
Soirée Lange & Söhne, chez Pinel & Pinel, 60 rue d’Avron 75020 Paris, sur invitation uniquement à partir de 19h.00.
FESTIVAL DE CANNES, 17 – 26 May 2017.
From the 17th to the 26th of May 2017, Pinel & Pinel settles in on the deck of the Technikart Magazine’s Yacht, for a good cause. Fred Pinel shall bring its support to the Make-A-Wish® Association in France, through The Score campaign.
An Arcade Trunk shall be displayed during the festival, ready to be signed by all celebrities present. The trunk, as well as the photos of the stars in question shall be auctioned in late 2017 by the prestigious Maison de Vente Artcurial, to the profit of Make-A-Wish France. Beautiful faces and amazing parties are part of the décor ! We are especially looking forward to greeting the American movie producer Spike Lee or singer Keziah Jones.
AD COLLECTIONS, 24th of Mars – 2nd of April 2017
Pinel & Pinel was chosen out of an important selection of renowned designers to participate in the AD Collections – 2017 edition. Set in an exceptional setting, the Modern Art Museum in Paris, this exhibition brings together the best interior design creations under the following theme : 1937/2017, yesterday’s and today’s decorative art. This comes as the ideal opportunity for Pinel & Pinel to show all of its craftsmen’s savoir-faire throughout an exceptional trunk paying tribute to Mies Van Der Rohe : the Hommage Trunk. Entirely handmade in the brand’s Paris workshop, this trunk is covered in dark brown tone crocodile and calfskin leather. It reunites all of the attributes needed for the ultimate comfort : whisky flask, courtesy mirror, cashmere cover, induction or USB charger.
Pinel & Pinel at AD Collections, Modern Art Museum in Paris, 11 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, 24th of Mars – 2nd of April 2017, from Tuesday to Sunday 10am-6pm, Night exhibition on Thursday until 10pm.
Pinel et Pinel exbibits at AD Collections 2017,
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 24 Mars – 2 April 2017.
FIRST CLASS, 2-5 Mars 2017
The organizers of the exhibition dedicated to fashion, Première Classe, and entitled “First Class”, have requested Pinel & Pinel to be their partner in this edition’s Escale à Paris.
Who better than a trunk maker to represent the theme ! Fred Pinel and artist Hom N’Guyen’s collaborative work (the artist had previously exhibited at Palais de Tokyo in June 2016) : the three XXL suitcases, dressed in white leather, showcase the faces of three children during their exodus. The monumental, troubling work will not leave the visitors unmoved.
Pinel et Pinel at “Première Classe” (First Class), Jardin des Tuileries, 2-5 Mars 2017
MADE IN PARIS, 7 septembre – 22 octobre 2016
Paris City Hall is putting together an exhibition entirely dedicated to all designers that withstand in time and continue to give life to their work in the heart of Paris. With its “Factory” 20st arrondissement workshop Pinel & Pinel stands as the perfect example : bringing together all of the trade’s fields, necessary for the making of the trunks and leather products. The brand shall be part of this exhibition through its emblematic it-bag, the Mini-Malle !
Exhibition Made in Paris, Hôtel de Ville, Paris, Rendez-vous, 29 Rue de Rivoli 75004 Paris – Free entrance, closed on Sunday.
Displayed at Palais de Tokyo on the 15th of June, the “No bearings” project is the first of a series of artistic creations entitled “Stationary Journeys”, in collaboration with several artists. For this first creation, Fred Pinel joins forces with Hom N’Guyen, French painter/draftsman, whose art pieces revolve around the depths of the human nature. “No Bearings” is a succession of three suitcases of monumental sizes – L. 184 x H. 141.5 x D. 25.5 cm.- dressed in the whitest of leathers, on which the artist defined the faces of exiled children, a metaphor for the journey with no return.