The malle2luxe workshop is two distinct activities and unique expertise.
All conservation and manufacturing services carried out in Paris. Made in France, Made in Paris
We are the only ones who have state diplomas in traditional techniques . This knowledge is the guarantee of a restoration carried out in the rules of the art. Trades cannot be improvised, many claim to be a carpenter without even having followed a professional training, we have followed 6 years of training in carpentry . Certain trades no longer exist in professional apprenticeship such as leather sheathing, which was taught to us by Gilbert Rotival , 85 years old Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF), the transmission of a unique know-how.
Leather goods were taught to us by former Hermès craftsmen. Brass work in the prestigious Ecole Boulle in Paris. Our thirst for learning is limitless to offer the most beautiful collector trunk restorations.
During a restoration, time does not count, only the result matters, to satisfy our most demanding customers . No subcontracting, all collection and second-hand trunks are restored by us . The expertise of the craft to the French in Paris.
It happens that the marks of time damage our dear trunks, some parts can be broken during their travels. And years later, we keep doing the same things to bring his objects back to life. Expert in collector's trunks, they no longer hold any secrets for us. Our goal is to restore the original appearance of the trunk before its last trip.
The work of the trunk restorer requires a perfect mastery of a wide range of skills. Our specialties come from the heritage of French know-how and are essential for an accomplished result. Giving a future to the past , we pay great attention to restoring Louis Vuitton, Goyard and Moynat trunks and suitcases . By remaining most faithful to the original, both in the materials used and in the implementation.
It's a conversation that we have several times a week with novices or amateurs on the importance of restoring a trunk or not. Here are some ways to become fully aware of a subject rarely discussed. This expert article will help you see more clearly. When talking about "restoration" collection trunk Louis Vuitton, Goyard , Moynat , Hermes many believe to be redone to nine ! You have to know how to qualify.
The verb to restore means:
Restore to its old state or to its original form.
Repair, renovate, restore to good condition (a work of art, a monument) while respecting the primitive state, the style.
The act of preserving, keeping intact or in the same state.
The word restore therefore also designates:
The answer is of course YES but under certain conditions. The main ones being:
That the canvas
Otherwise it will have the opposite effect. A bad restoration is detrimental to the value of a trunk .
Now if the question is:
The answer is NO , except for very rare models . The price of a restoration is very important and it will be easier to sell the trunk cheaper as it is than more expensive, taking into account the price of the restoration.
Even if these objects are old, even if they have a certain charm to look like a ruin , like the end of a good period, a bygone time. The more the object is degraded the more mysterious it becomes, and the imagination takes precedence over reality.
For a collector, a museum , a heritage institution it is inconceivable to own a precious, luxury object, damaged by an inadequate restoration, dirty and dilapidated and therefore not in conformity with the origin!
The wreckage of an old car leaves one dreaming. But any collector likes clean, healthy cars where the chrome is not stuck by rust rather than a wrecked car in its own juice. In a collective imagination, restoration is harmful. While if it is well conducted it allows to sublimate the objects of the past. And against all popular belief, restoration is essential for conservation by stopping degradation. Catering is a taboo subject. As if the unrestored object is pristine and pure, as if dust and dirt are more pure and genuine.
While dust degrades the pigments and oxidation further degrades the conservation of the object. As if the act of restoring it damaged his identity. Catering is a taboo subject. As if the unrestored object is pristine and pure, as if dust and dirt are more pure and genuine. While dust degrades the pigments and oxidation further degrades the conservation of the object. As if the act of restoring it damaged his identity. In museums each object has been restored to its original state.
We are not trying to have a replica more beautiful than the origin, or a new object brought up to date with the finishes or colors fashionable today.
For example, the brushed finish today is much more fashionable than the gloss , but it will not do justice to these objects and their history, than to distort them and follow the fashion to be appreciated by a wider audience. public. The restoration consists in recovering the aesthetics of the object in the state in which it would have been if it had been kept in ideal conditions (away from dust, humidity ...) and leaving a heritage for future generations.
The most beautiful objects in the world have all been restored, whatever their era:
Egyptian Museum in Cairo
Which was offered to Louis XIV in 1686
before and after its restoration sponsorship of the LVMH group.
Castle of Versailles
We restore our luxury Goyard, Moynat and Louis Vuitton trunks for museums and collectors in the same perspective, not to denature, to clean up weathering to preserve and transmit the history of French know-how to future generations:
Louis Vuitton FULL aluminum explorer trunk . Discover the incredible work of conservation in our workshops of this mail trunk from 1892 which is one of the most expensive in the world.
The fantasy of the object in perfect condition that has not undergone any restoration is indeed a legend. The restored trunks in perfect condition are more sought after and therefore negotiate better than those in their "juice". The myth which implies that a trunk in "its own juice" is rarer and more sought after by collectors is maintained by many dealers. For economic reasons alone, they do not restore their trunks and offer trunks in their "juice" by making the customer believe that they are more valuable because no one has touched them. Other merchants entrust the work to "handymen" who botch the work and destroy the heritage. Likewise, brasses are poorly restored out of ignorance of techniques and not for the sake of retaining some charm to aold trunk .
Catering is a profession in its own right, subtle, requiring training, knowledge and extremely specific skills that cannot be improvised.
In addition to our activity of restoration and conservation of antiques, we carry out tailor-made:
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