The aviation theme is a recurrent source of inspiration for our Timothy Oulton designs.
From the F14 Grumman fighter jet inspired Tom Cat Chair, available in Spitfire, Black Spitfire and Aero finish to the Black Hawk collection of chests, tables and bookcases, and the Aviator Cowling mirror, the aircraft inspired design provided reliable grounds for our creative minds to develop the Spitfire range.
In a similar vein, let us introduce our latest creation, the Raleigh Spitfire case, a piece of baggage that will reveal your inner James Bond.
Classic luggage design meets World War II fighter airplane to create the vanguard of all cases. At the crossroads of iconic English industrial design as embodied in the Spitfire, and the renowned spirit of the English explorer, our Raleigh Spitfire radiates unique handcraftsmanship and rugged individuality.
Deriving its name from Sir Walter Raleigh, a British 16th Century aristocrat and explorer who helped popularise such things as America and tobacco, the Raleigh Spitfire case echoes the fighter plane’s multi-riveted construction and interlocking aluminium panels, and is finished through a five-stage process that creates an impression of worn, distressed metal. The sleek, aerodynamic finishes of each case are redolent with the aircraft’s history, giving a unique aspect to the product as a whole.
The Supermarine Spitfire became the backbone of the Royal Air Force fighter command, eventually helping England to prevail during the Battle of Britain. Its pilots had such an effect on the air attack, leading Prime Minister Winston Churchill to solemnly proclaim – “Never was so much owed by so many to so few