Tatler Takes 5

Philippine Tatler - - CONTENTS -

“I THINK GOOD DESIGN IS ABOUT REP­E­TI­TION. AN AR­TI­SAN’S HAND BE­COMES FLUID WITH REP­E­TI­TION, LIKE A MANTRA YOU CHANT IN TEM­PLES”

The cre­ative di­rec­tor of luxur y brand Moy­nat and the brains be­hind some of the most in­no­va­tive leather bags on the mar­ket re­veals some of his in­spi­ra­tions and favourite finds

1 16TH CEN­TURY MEDICI AR­CHI­TEC­TURE

The de­signs of our new bag come from a com­bi­na­tion of dif­fer­ent coloured leathers. The pat­terns are cre­ated with a tech­nique called leather mar­quetry rather than print­ing. They’re in­spired by beau­ti­ful struc­tures cre­ated by the Medici fam­ily in the 16th cen­tury orig­i­nally in straw, then in mar­ble and wood.

2 THESEUS CHAN

I love the Sin­ga­porean graphic de­signer Theseus Chan and think his work needs to be seen by the rest of the world. I worked with him on an in­stal­la­tion for our Sin­ga­pore flag­ship store. He in­cor­po­rated the trunks into a graphic video and cre­ated the vis­ual lan­guage for it.

3 MANGO STICKY RICE

Mango and sticky rice al­ways make my day. Ac­tu­ally, all things mango do, es­pe­cially with whipped cream and shaved ice.

4 MACHU PICCHU

The first place on my bucket list is Machu Picchu. In fact, I might ac­tu­ally go in Novem­ber. I know I’m go­ing to suf­fer but I have to go. I went to Cuba and was a bit dis­ap­pointed be­cause it’s no longer the same as it was in the mid-’90s, so I hope Machu Picchu has re­mained the same.

5 PAS­SAGE JOUFFROY

Among the lesser­known de­lights of Paris are the cov­ered ar­cades that con­nect one big street to an­other. My favourite is Pas­sage Jouffroy. It’s one of the few that has kept its tra­di­tional beauty. It has an amaz­ing cake shop called Le Valentin.

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