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Stonyhurst College was founded in 1593 and remains one of the UK's most prestigious boarding schools. An adaptation of the Ampleforth collection, Stonyhurst similarly transforms Timothy Oulton's travel-inspired trunks into functional furniture. Vintage Cigar is one of the most authentic hand reproductions of old antique leather available. It is full aniline with a hard antique look, and faithfully reproduces the dried and fermented aspect of rolled tobacco. Full of cracks, it has a luxuriously worn patina and softens and improves even further with use. Vintage Cigar is one of our secondary finishes - it's distressed by hand for a second time once upholstered on the finished piece.
“The romance and nostalgia of vintage luggage, transformed into functional furniture”
Roots & Inspiration
When Tim Oulton left boarding school aged 18, he began working in his father's antiques shop. He fell in love with the handcraftsmanship and patina of old leather suitcases, and later became an avid collector of luxury antique trunks.