Discover a beautiful interview of Ramesh Nair, Moynat Creative Director, at Billionaire.com.
Moynat : Bags of Potential
“Moynat, traditionally known as a maker of bags and trunks, has heritage in spades. However, for those currently involved in the company’s rebirth, this is very much a story to build on and add fresh pages to.”
2007; Amstetten, Austria Mark Seibert, Rob Fowler, Sabine Mayer, Kudra Owens, Pehton Quirante, Ruben Heerenveen, Christa Helige, Lucca Züchner, Ramesh Nair. Proshot of a really interesting production. Some of the dialogue is in English and some is in German, and all of the songs are in English.
February 10, 2007; Broadway Jonathan Groff (Melchior), Lea Michele (Wendla), John Gallagher, Jr. (Moritz), Krysta Rodriguez (u/s Anna), Remy Zaken (Thea), Lilli Cooper (Martha), Phoebe Strole (u/s Ilse), Jonathan B Wright (Hanschen), Gideon Glick (Ernst), Brian Charles Johnson (Otto), Skylar Astin (Georg), Frances Mercanti-Anthony (u/s Adult Women), Stephen Spinella (Adult Men)
La Route de la Couleur : the Quattro brilliant colors express a spirit of holiday.
A Turquoise, the celestial blue-green mineral evokes the limpid waters of the Andaman Islands, situated between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. For MOYNAT Creative Director, this wild archipelago is the most fascinating and beautiful place in the world.
Pink is the colour of rose-milk. A childhood favourite of Ramesh, this is a sweet drink made from the extract of rose petals. “Travelling by train to Kerala as a child, we would stop at Shoranur station, the chief attraction of which to me was the rose-milk served there. A real delight.”
Both timeless symbols of the art of travel, Moynat and the recently re-launched Orient Express have decided to get back on track together to continue the stylish adventure from their golden age in the 20’s.
For this occasion, Ramesh Nair, Moynat Creative Director, created the malle de beauté, an original creation that required 250 hours of meticulous precision, reflecting Moynat’s talent and uncompromising savoir-faire. The beauty case is sheathed in vegetal-tanned calfskin in the signature Orient-Express blue, lined in beige textile. The body of the case is made of strong and lightweight poplar, while the drawer hinges are of apple wood, chosen for its resistance as much as for its fine grain and sublime colour. These hinges are a true marvel of woodworking and have been exposed in order to better appreciate the craftsmanship.
However, the magic of this case can only truly be discovered upon opening it. The backlit mirror illuminates automatically upon lifting the lid, displaying the sophisticated interior of the box and the custom-made drawers that each contain various beauty products by Guerlain, essential travel companions for an elegant and glamorous voyage. The drawers have been designed to gently clasp a perfume bottle in place when closed. As all the drawers fan out, they reveal a vintage Baccarat bottle of Shalimar perfume from the Roaring Twenties.
In the Moynat spirit of travel that is both stylish and practical, this beauty case is full of innovations that enhance the pleasure of using it even as one discovers its many playful secrets. A true boîte à surprise.
“We wanted to create a trunk that could transport art and could display it at the same time”. What we have done is to manage to transform any location into a gallery. Art has no confines”.
Ramesh Nair, Creative Director
In his own words, Ramesh explains why he created an “artist’s trunk” or “Oeuvre de Voyage” for Mambo. This unique piece with the distinctive curved bottom of the Limousine trunk contains a foldout easel in anodised aluminium composite. When unfolded, the easel displays up to six of the artist’s works. The curved bottom is cleverly fitted out to hold storage for Mambo’s paints and other materials. Leather pockets in the lid of the trunk carry his personal and inspirational possessions: music, books, notepads…
The outside of the trunk is exceptional and very personal: Ramesh recovered the canvas used by Mambo to cover the floor of his atelier in Los Angeles while working. This canvas, marked by drips and splashes of paint and by Mambo’s boot prints as he moved around his work-in-progress, thus capturing the creative process, was then used to cover the trunk, becoming in itself a work of art.