The Martell Trunk by Pinel & Pinel

Upscale Living Magazine - - Spirits - | JARONE ASHKE­NAZI | CREDIT: THOMAS DU­VAL

Pinel & Pinel, a French lux­ury brands that pro­duces con­tem­po­rary trunks and high-end leather goods, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with The House of Martell pro­duced the ex­cep­tional trunk, The Martell Trunk. Mea­sur­ing at 2.06 me­ters high, 2.20 me­ters wide and 0.70 me­ters deep, The Martell Trunk is a mo­bile trunk-case which is the largest ever pro­duced.

For The Martell Trunk, the two French brands paired to cre­ate a mas­ter­piece of fine crafts­man­ship which is stocked with Martell’s com­plete oeu­vre of nine large along with 28 mon­tres that are known as Les Assem­blages Ex­clusifs. The mon­tres are made by Martell’s cel­lar master Benoît Fil, from ex­clu­sive blends of eau de vie de­rived from grapes grown in Petite Cham­pagne, Borderies, Fins Bois and Grande Cham­pagne.

Cov­ered in leather which was dyed in Martell’s sig­na­ture blue, the piece to 10 skilled crafts­men over 1,000 hours to pro­duce. Us­ing the high­est grade full-grain leathers, cop­per, sil­ver plate, oak, crys­tal and linen, the trunk has over 200 in­di­vid­ual joints that were cut by hand. Against the gen­tly lit back­drop of each niche, the leather lined com­part­ments and draw­ers of the trunk, some pieces of the Martell Col­lec­tion such as Cor­don Bleu, XO, or L’Or de Jean Martell are of­fered. Ac­com­pa­ny­ing these mon­tres are a trea­sure trove of ac­ces­sories de­signed for con­nois­seurs to en­joy the com­plex­i­ties of the Martell co­gnac. In the com­part­ments, Sèvres crys­tal tulip glasses, bal­loon snifters, cock­tail glasses, and Schott tum­blers can be found along with a cigar hu­mi­dor and ice ma­chine. Smok­ing ac­ces­sories in­clude a: cigar cut­ter, lighter, matches, an ash­tray in crys­tal and rose­wood and five Roi Soleil can­dles from Trudon. Com­plete with a sleek sil­ver-plated metal ice bucket de­signed by Er­cuis, the trunk con­tains a small book­let The Cel­lar Master’s Note­book which pro­vides the hand­writ­ten tast­ing notes of Martell’s Cel­lar Master, Benoît Fil.

When you are ready to pre­pare a cock­tail, make use of the linen apron, tea tow­els, nap­kins by Alexan­dre Tur­pault and Coucke and steel ac­ces­sories to make your per­fect drink. Com­plet­ing the over 30 ac­ces­sories which can be ar­ranged in the trunk’s draw­ers and lev­els, is an oak chop­ping board that echoes the ma­te­ri­als use to make Martell’s oak casks. Built with an in­spired mix of high-tech de­sign, col­ors and re­fined ma­te­ri­als, Pinel & Pinel’s trunks, ac­ces­sories and other ar­ti­cles are both beau­ti­ful, fun and func­tional. Ty­ing to­gether the bal­ance be­tween aes­thet­ics and prac­ti­cal­ity, us­ing top qual­ity leather – whether its calf, English cow or French lamb (tanned in Italy), the leather used is al­ways per­fect full grain – or the re-im­mer­sion of chic croc­o­dile – the Al­li­ga­tor (United States), the Niloti­cus (Africa), the Caiman (Latin Amer­ica) or the Poro­sus (Aus­tralia) – each piece ex­udes high-qual­ity and ex­cel­lence.

Martell, the old­est of the great co­gnac houses, is forged by pas­sion and knowl­edge passed through the Martell fam­ily since 1715. From time­less clas­sics to lim­ited edi­tions, Martell has cre­ated time­less co­gnacs en­joyed all over the world cel­e­brat­ing the French Art de Vivre. Passed from hand to hand in the Martell fam­ily for over 300 years, place, pre­ci­sion and time are three pil­lars that stay true to their ex­per­tise.

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